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ABWAK Lemur Keepers’ Workshop

Chester Zoo - Tuesday 19 September 2023

Chester Zoo currently hold nine species of lemur: Ring tailed, Red ruffed, White belted ruffed, Black, Crowned, Red bellied, Alaotran gentle lemurs, Coquerel’s sifaka, and Aye-ayes, and have kindly agreed to host this workshop for lemur keepers, showcase their collection, and share their knowledge.

This will be a full day workshop including:

  • behind the scenes tours - Madagascar, Sifaka and Lemur Island
  • Prosimian TAG overview and practical aspects for keepers
  • Mixed species exhibits/walkthroughs – problems, tips and tricks
  • Sifaka research and husbandry
  • raffle
  • open discussion forum
  • Madagascan conservation

If you work with lemurs and would like to present at this workshop, please get in touch with the organiser Nick Davis on finance@abwak.org - registration is FREE for speakers. 

This venue has limited capacity and we expect high demand for tickets, and will therefore be open to lemur keepers only.   Bookings will not be confirmed unless online registration is completed and full payment has been made.

Cost for ABWAK members £20,

Members of BIAZA collections £30,

Non-members also welcome £40.

Refreshments and lunch are included in the price.

ABWAK provide grants for our members to help fund attendance at our events.  Check out the grants page in the members' area of our website for application forms.


Sep 19 2023


All Day
Chester Zoo


Chester Zoo


Nick Davis