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Recently, a DLC intern secured an "enrichment ball" (practically indestructible balls often used in zoos, primarily for big cats and bears) to the branches in one of the indoor triplex rooms which shelters free ranging ring-tailed lemurs, sifakas and red-fronted lemurs living in NHE 2. It quickly became obvious that red-fronted female Redbay had become attached to the red sphere. In fact, on the exceptionally hot days we have been experiencing the last week or so, most days Redbay can be seen with her arms wrapped about “her” ball, possibly due to some cooling effect it has on her. It is somewhat mystifying that with over seven acres of comparatively cool forest outside her doorstep the old lady chooses to snuggle with a hard plastic ball for nearly the entire day!