The weather is finally warming up and the animals are totally here for it. If you're inclined to lounge outside in the sun, you might be more like a lemur than you thought. On Tuesday, April 14, The Calgary Zoo posted a photo of one of their lemurs sunbathing like a goddess and we've never related to anything more.
Celeste, the lemur in question, gots herself into quite the position while sunbathing. We all know that it's been a long and brutal winter for most Albertans and we have no doubt that the animals feel the same way.
We know it's not every day that the sun comes out in full force in Calgary and people (and animals) tend to head outside at the first signs of spring.
There is a lot of reasons to fall in love with Celeste the lemur, for starters, her absurd posture. Though it looks super weird, apparently it's not uncommon for creatures like her.
The tweet from the zoo reads, "Did you know lemurs like to sunbathe? They sit in an upright position with their hands out and face their underside towards the sun to warm themselves. Celeste, a female ring-tailed lemur, was recently spotted doing just that. We think she has perfect form!"
Did you know lemurs like to sunbathe? They sit in an upright position with their hands out and face their underside… https://t.co/DMFRJuSiWQ— Calgary Zoo (@Calgary Zoo) 1586880013
Hats off to Celeste. She's already welcoming summer in the best way possible, and we can only follow in her footsteps.
Because we were curious about Celeste and whether she was the only lemur thriving in the sun, we chatting with the zoo to get the scoop. It turns out that she most certainly isn't unique.
Narcity spoke to Calgary Zoo and they gave us a full rundown on their lemurs' sun-related habits.
Celeste is part of a troop of four female ring-tailed lemurs at the Calgary Zoo. The other three are named Joanna, Hannah, and Sophie.
They told us that Joanna likes chilling out under the sun as much as Celeste, in case you were wondering.
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The second photo is of Joanna, the oldest lemur in the troop. She was born on March 21, 1998, so this almost-millennial has seen it all.
And our sunbathing queen Celeste was born on May 11, 2003. The younger members of their troop were born in the mid-2000s, so fair to say that everyone from their troop has had plenty of time to get used to the seasons.
The zoo also told us that lemurs are actually endemic from Madagascar, which means that's the only place on earth where you'll be able to find them in the wild.
The cuties just love the sun. So really, it's no surprise that Celeste, Joanna, and the rest of the crew love to hang in the warm rays.
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They like to "face their underside towards the sun to warm themselves, especially on cool mornings," and we all know that there is no shortage of cool mornings in Alberta.
Ring-tailed lemurs are endangered due to habitat loss in Madagascar. However, we can actually make a difference on that front by using Rainforest Alliance-certified sustainable products, explained the zoo.