This is a bit of a thought experiment that I'd like to try out on this forum. The ring tailed lemur is one of the most ubiquitious animals kept ex-situ by many zoos worldwide and has become one of those standard "ABC species" to be seen at the local zoo. It is obviously a very popular animal amongst the general public too and I imagine that many visitors attend zoos specifically to see them. Granted, it is also an endangered species but could and should it be effectively replaced in some zoos by other lemur species that are in much greater need of ex-situ insurance populations ? What do you think ? Please share your thoughts on this topic below.