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Wonderfully Wild Wednesday: Lemur cackle

Posted by: Rebecca Whitham, Communications

Ever hear cackling in the Tropical Rain Forest exhibit?

Many visitors do not realize that intense sound is coming from our red ruffed lemurs. Red ruffed lemurs communicate to each other with a complex system of at least 12 different vocalizations that include low grunts, gurgling sounds and that cackle-like roar.

Photo by Dennis Dow/WPZ