Baby lemur goes for a ride with mom at the Saint Louis Zoo

March 7, 2012 at 7:35 PM ET

Ray Meibaum / Saint Louis Zoo /
Hello, world! This baby lemur must have a better view now that she's riding on mom's back instead of clinging timidly to her stomach.

This female baby lemur graduated from clinging to her mother’s belly to riding on mom’s back to get around at the Saint Louis Zoo! The yet-to-be-named baby girl was born in January and belongs to an endangered lemur species, the Coquerel’s sifaka, which are only found on Madagascar.

Ray Meibaum / Saint Louis Zoo /
This mom and daughter pair face the world side by side.
Ray Meibaum / Saint Louis Zoo /
The Saint Louis Zoo is one of eight institutions in the country that are home to this lemur species.
Ray Meibaum / Saint Louis Zoo /
Home to the international headquarters of the Madagascar Fauna Group, the Saint Louis Zoo is committed to conserving lemurs and other species within their native habitat.
Ray Meibaum / Saint Louis Zoo /
Lemurs are found only on Madagascar, which is the fourth largest island in the world.

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