The Virtual Reality

September 5, 2011 2:32 am

kateoplis:

Babies on the Brink | BBC

  • Coquerel’s sifaka infant is being raised by experts at the Duke Lemur Centre in North Carolina, US.
  • Conservationists are also taking a hands-on approach to caring for Madagascar’s unusual aye ayes. Population growth is a slow process for the nocturnal primates because mothers wean their babies for up to a year, so can only care for young every two to three years.
  • Meanwhile in Africa, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust are successfully raising vulnerable young elephants orphaned by poachers and returning them to the wild. 

Nature’s Miracle Babies begins on BBC One at 1830 BST this Sunday.