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Baby crowned lemur born at Chicago zoo

It’s so rare it is hard to see.

There is a baby crowned lemur clinging tightly to its mother in this enclosure at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo.

If you watch long enough you will see it poke its head out to look around.

The newborn seems to be healthy and is nursing regularly. Cling to and hiding in its mother’s fur are natural behaviors that zoo staff don’t want to interrupt.

These endangered tree-dwellers are native to Madagascar. Habitat loss is cutting their numbers.

Here in Chicago, the latest addition to the species seems to be doing fine.