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WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

Ringtail Ranch Lemur Rescue began with a trip to the local pet store over 15 years ago and as of May 2019 became a 501c3 nonprofit organization and June 2022 recognized as a USDA licensed facility.

Jeanna Treider went to the pet store and came home with a ringtail lemur almost twenty years ago, little did she know that day would change the course of her life. Lemurs, native only to Madagascar, are one of the most endangered species on the planet yet in the United States they are captive breed, bought and sold like puppies at just few days maybe weeks old. In Texas, there are no requirements to purchase a lemur and education is limited about their care. As a result, most are rehomed, mishandled or euthanized by the time they reach five years old for aggressive behavior. They are extremely intelligent primates with a complex social structure and the emotional needs of a toddler. They can live into their thirties, require a special diet including fresh fruits, vegetables and biscuits as well as sunlight on a daily basis with ample space to exercise and play.

Ringtail Ranch is home to almost forty lemurs with thirty-two of them being rescues from Texas and all over the country. The other seven lemurs are not rescues but ambassadors for the educational program at the Ranch.

 

Ringtail Ranch is home to almost forty lemurs with thirty-two of them being rescues from Texas and all over the country. The other seven lemurs are not rescues but ambassadors for the educational program at the Ranch.

It is the mission of Ringtail Ranch to provided thriving forever homes to abandoned, neglected and unwanted captive bred lemurs. Education is the key in preventing these amazing animals from the unfortunate circumstances that they are forced to endure.

Ringtail Ranch is a private facility that provides educational encounters by appointment to spread the word about lemurs and teach a respect for all living creature that we as humans are responsible to care for.

 

Ringtail ranch has plans to expand and include more species of animals in their encounters as Lubbock does not have a zoo or anything like this. Animal education instills a sense of responsibility and a respect for life and all living creatures. It also increases sensitivity and awareness of the feelings and needs of others- both humans and animals. Pease visit our encounter page for more information and to schedule your visit

CONTACT >

T: 1-806-781-1076

E: ringtailranchtx@gmail.com

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