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Blue-eyed black lemur celebrity pair Leigh (nine months old) and Murphy (1.7 years old) got a February treat today! Our technician staff cut down a maple tree, which was standing too close to an enclosure fence, for use in branching cages. The tree proved to be chock full of flowers which the flavifrons loved! Since maple generally flowers in February and March, Leigh had never experienced their lemur approved taste, but after a few nibbles, she grew more and more enthusiastic. Murphy, on the other hand, was enthusiastic from the get go. Maple flowers are a sure sign that spring is fast approaching, and with a string of 70 degree days ahead of us, the spring train is picking up speed!