Happy holidays to all, including our stinky crowned lemur buddies! Meet the Lemur Center’s newest addition, a 2.5 year old crowned lemur female named Sanura, who we received from the Cleveland Zoo in mid-November. After clearing quarantine, Sanura was introduced to two brothers, 3.5 year old Xonsu and 2.5 year old Zuberi. Xonsu took an immediate and intense shine to Sanura, and he actively discouraging his brother from doing likewise. Alas for poor Xonsu, the crowned lemur SSP had previously selected him for pairing with a young female at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, while Zuberi was chosen as the lucky one to be paired with the lovely Sanura. Sorry Xonsu, may you have better luck in the Windy City! Xonsu, our 3.6 year old crowned lemur male left for Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago a few days before Christmas. If Xonsu could have given us his opinion on the move, chances are that he might have expressed strong displeasure, as he had been putting a lot of effort into courting the young female Sanura since her introduction to Xonsu and brother Zuberi on the 12th of December. A lot of this courting effort was in the form of massive scent marking of nearly every substrate in the group’s cage (including Sanura!). A crowned lemur male has a variety of scent marking methods, but perhaps the most interesting involves vigorously rubbing the top of the head, where a scent gland is located, onto a suitable marking surface. Which is exactly what Xonsu is doing in this photo, and, if you look closely at his more conventional portrait, you will see that his marking efforts have resulted in a small, temporary bald patch on the top of his head!