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Lemur out Appeal issued for lemur that went missing after fire at Co Wicklow animal centre

'We’d ask for anyone in the Kilmac and Bray area to please keep an eye out. They can travel quickly and far..'

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The missing lemur

The missing lemur

The missing lemur

An appeal has been issued for people to keep a look out for Lemur that went missing after a fire at the Copsewood Aviaries in Co Wicklow. 

In a post on their Facebook page, the animal centre said that while one lemur has been found, one who is “already very nervous” is still missing.

The post reads: “Update - one lemur has been found, one still missing, missing lemur is already very nervous of dogs without the stress of this morning too so please be aware.

“The aviary itself with birds was not affected. If you see the lemur, please call Ed on 0862620201, they might be receptive to some fruit or the rustling of a sweet packet to hold them nearby.”

The message also thanks “everyone for their concerns this morning, thankfully the fire has now been put out”

“For their safety our two lemurs were let loose this morning as it was the quickest way to get them out of danger at the time but they are now missing,” it adds. “We’d ask for anyone in the Kilmac and Bray area to please keep an eye out. They can travel quickly and far.

“The lemurs tend to stay on ground level rather than through trees so all help appreciated in locating them.

“Thank you also to Bray Gardai and Bray & Greystones Fire Services for the speedily response and hard work from the early hours.

Deputy John Brady posted: “Terrible news overnight about a fire at Copsewood Aviaries in Kilmac. One of the lemurs is still missing, so if in the area keep an eye out.”

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