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Elderly Red-Fronted Lemur Dies at the Smithsonian's National Zoo
August 11, 2017
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 -- The Smithsonian Institution issued the following news release:

Primate keepers at the Smithsonian's National Zoo are mourning the loss of Red Oak, a red-fronted lemur who was humanely euthanized Aug. 9. At 24 years old, he was considered elderly for his species; the median life expectancy for lemurs is about 22 years. Early Wednesday morning, keepers found him unresponsive as they were conducting routine wellness checks at Lemur Island. Zoo veterinarians perfo . . .

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