HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Zoo just welcomed two new residents: Finn and Remi!
They’re adorable and playful ring-tailed lemurs, and they’re the newest addition to Primate Island at the Honolulu Zoo.
The duo made the trip over the Pacific Ocean coming to their new home from zoos on the mainland.
Zoo officials said the ring-tailed lemur is one of 22 types of lemur species. They share a common ancestry with Africa’s monkeys and apes.
Lemurs are considered endangered due to the rapid destruction of forest habitats.
Fun facts about the lemurs, according to HonoluluZoo.com,: Ring-tailed lemurs purr and mew like house cats. They also love to sunbathe with legs and arms spread wide.
Zoo keepers are hopeful Finn and Remi will mate and have babies in the near future.
The zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.