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Missing Wicklow lemur found safe after fire at Copsewood Avaries

The lemur was found safe

The lemur was found safe

Neasa Cumiskey

A missing lemur that fled after a fire at in Co. Wicklow has been found safe.

The "nervous" primate got lost after the blaze broke out at the Copsewood Avaries on Saturday.

It had been let loose along with one other lemur, as it was the quickest way to get them out of danger at the time.

Thankfully, the animal was located on Saturday and reunited with the team at Copsewood Aviaries.

They posted an update on their Facebook page yesterday thanking everyone for their support.

The missing lemur

The missing lemur

Alongside a photo of the two lemurs tucking into a meal of fruit, a post read: “Reunited in time for a late lunch. Thank you SO much to everyone who helped this morning and called to help.”

Unfortunately, the fire caused a lot of damage to the buildings and land at Copsewood, but the team added that they were thankful that “very few other animal injuries” had occurred.

“It’s a sad day here with the extent of the damage done at Copsewood within outhouses that go back long before Eddie to when the Baker sisters were farming the land but glad to have these two back and thankfully very few other animal injuries and no one else harmed,” the animal centre said.

Yesterday afternoon, Copsewood said that “the aviary itself with birds was not affected” by the blaze.

In a message on their social media accounts, they thanked “everyone for their concerns this morning, thankfully the fire has now been put out.”

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

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