Lemurs back zoo Stampede

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's resident ring-tailed lemurs have been busy helping runners prepare for the return of the zoo's annual Stampede.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's resident ring-tailed lemurs have been busy helping runners prepare for the return of the zoo's annual Stampede.

THIS mischievous lemur has been keeping busy helping runners to prepare for the return of Whipsnade’s annual Stampede.

The lively bunch of ring-tailed lemurs at the zoo put their paws to good use inspecting entrants’ trainers in the run up to the big day on Sunday, May 27.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's resident ring-tailed lemurs have been busy helping runners prepare for the return of the zoo's annual Stampede.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's resident ring-tailed lemurs have been busy helping runners prepare for the return of the zoo's annual Stampede.

By taking part in the 10k or 2k run, participants will be helping to raise funds for the Zoological Society of London, which carries out vital work to conserve endangered species around the world.

And Whipsnade’s 10 lemurs will be able to see the action from their island enclosure opposite the zoo entrance.

Last year’s Stampede was the most successful yet, raising more than £20,000, and this time around runners are being urged to dig deep to beat this record.

Runners will do well to take tips from the zoo’s lemurs, who are fast movers and exceptionally active.