Sacramento Zoo Saddened by the Loss of Coquerel's Sifaka Baby

A baby Coquerel’s Sifaka has died at the Sacramento Zoo. The infant was born March 4, 2012 and passed away this morning. Despite the fact that the first-time mother has been providing excellent maternal care, and that the baby had been observed nursing, the infant struggled to gain weight. As a result, Zoo staff and veterinarians checked the infant lemur’s weight regularly and supplemented food and fluid intake in efforts to help it gain weight. Unfortunately, the young sifaka appeared weak yesterday afternoon and passed away this morning despite supportive care. More information about the cause of death will be available when a full necropsy has been performed.

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