Lemurs make a run for it at BREC Zoo
BATON ROUGE - Two animals at the BREC Baton Rouge Zoo tried to make a run for it this morning, escaping from an open gate.
Two black and white lemurs, a male and female, passed through a gate left open this morning by a zoo keeper. Their freedom lasted for about an hour before they were returned back to their exhibit.
A zoo official says code was called and emergency response was enacted to get the lemurs back in their enclosure. The zoo spokesperson says lemurs are not dangerous animals and therefore did not pose any threat to the public. The zoo remained open and guests were able to resume their normal activity while this escape and capture was going on.
The lemurs remained inside the enclosed zoo grounds and were never out of sight, according to the zoo official.