The Enovos family welcomes 2 new members by becoming godparents to monkeys. Support the Parc Merveilleux!

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Who doesn’t have childhood memories of the Parc Merveilleux in Bettembourg? The playground, the wooden horses, the little train, but above all: the animals! A visit to the Parc Merveilleux is a trip to the four corners of the world: between the jungle, the desert and the Antarctic, while staying at home. Due to the current health situation, the park is currently closed to the public, but the animals still need food and care. In order to ensure that they do not lack anything, the Wonderful Park offers its partners, visitors and friends to sponsor the park’s inhabitants. That is why Enovos, as a partner of the Parc Merveilleux, has decided to sponsor the golden-headed lion tamarin enclosure and the white-fronted lemur enclosure.

The golden-headed lion tamarin

Native to the coastal forests of the São João basin in the state of Rio de Janeiro in southeastern Brazil, the golden-headed lion tamarin is a primate of the callitrichidae family. It can live up to 20 years in captivity. This small monkey with golden, orange, reddish or buff fur has large, long, thin nails to capture insects hidden under the bark. However, it feeds mainly on ripe fruit, flowers and nectar, as well as snail eggs and small reptiles. It lives in groups of half a dozen individuals and has a wide range of vocalisations used to communicate between its members.

But this little monkey is under threat. The cause is the disappearance and fragmentation of the forests it occupies. The number of individuals worldwide is now estimated at around 1,500, and it is important to preserve them in the environments they occupy despite their biological poverty.

The white-fronted lemur

This primate of the family Lemuridae is native to the forests of northeast Madagascar. Despite its origins, this primate does not tolerate heat well, which is why they are generally found at the top of trees, in the shade of the foliage. It owes its name to the colour of the head of the males, which is completely white, making it easy to distinguish the sex of the animal, but the coat of this “maki” is generally black to brown/red, turning to light grey on the belly, with orange-red eyes. Its longevity is surprising: it can live up to 30 years! Its basic diet consists of nectars and vegetables, supplemented by some fruits such as apples, flowers, leaves, mosses, mushrooms and insects. It lives in small groups of 5 to 10 individuals.

It is also in danger of extinction, so it is important to preserve and protect this little guy.

Join us in sponsoring little animals ! Go to  https://parc-merveilleux.lu/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Liste-prix-parrainages-2020.pdf to discover the list of animals that still need godparents.

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