Hi zoochatters, I was wondering, whether the ring-tailed lemur zoo population was very numerous in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s or the population started to expand from relatively recently. Today it is estimated that there are over 2,000 of them in European zoos only. When was the first bringing in (or at least more significant in numbers), of ring-tailed lemurs, in zoos? And why they are so numerous, is that result also from numerous founders caught from the Madagascar or it is more because of the biological reproductive success of this species, wich may also be result from diverse founders? Do you remmember or know when were the last imports of this species from Madagascar, to zoos? Do you know for eventual mass imports from Madagascar? All these questions, maybe better to be adressed to older zoochatters though.