Baby lemur dies at zoo from infection

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo’s 7-week-old ring-tailed lemur has died.

Zeus had been moved from his exhibit over the weekend and placed in a veterinary hospital after zoo officials noticed he was rapidly weakening.

The zoo posted on its Facebook page Wednesday that he died in the hospital on Monday.

A necropsy showed that Zeus, born along with his twin brother Apollo, died of a severe bacterial infection. He suffered from “numerous genetic abnormalities” in his young internal organs that may have impacted his ability to fight infection, the zoo said.

The zoo said Apollo remains healthy in the lemur exhibit with his mother Cushla, father Ombe, half-sister Madi, and female Kyna.

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