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The Lemur Center's new kid on the block, Kidman, is actually a seasoned DLC veteran. Kidman was born at the Lemur Center in March, 1994, and free ranged in NHE 5 with her mother, Lamour, for a couple of years until 1997 when she received a SSP recommendations to transfer to the Bronx Zoo's St Catherines island wildlife survival center, a gorgeous, nearly uninhabited island (except for lemurs!) off the Coast of Georgia. After the Bronx scaled down their operations on the island in 2006, Kidman returned to the DLC until 2008, when she was again shipped on breeding loan, this time to the Los Angeles Zoo (an appropriate place for a blue-eyed lemur if ever there was one!). Kidman did not produce any offspring at LA (although she did have three infants at St Catherine's) and the SSP next recommended she be shipped to the Jacksonville Zoo in 2014. Last year, the SSP had a new recommendation--this time that she be shipped back to Los Angeles! Unfortunately, Jacksonville vets determined that she had serious health problems which would prevent her from breeding, so the decision was made for Kidman to return to her original home at the DLC so that she might spend her final years as a companion animal for our single male, Presley. The DLC, of course, welcomed the return of our prodigal lemur with open arms. Although Kidman is 22 years older than she was when this photo of her free ranging was taken, she is still a beautiful animal!