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Dimensions3892 x 2831
Original file size11.7 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken8-May-18 10:00
Date modified9-May-18 12:03
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Camera modelNIKON D500
Focal length48 mm
Focal length (35mm)72 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/500 at f/14
FlashFired, compulsory mode, return light detected
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 640
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
_DSC7192EDSHP_13627nhe 9 lc intro to red ruffs

_DSC7192EDSHP_13627nhe 9 lc intro to red ruffs

Yesterday, Pyxis' red-ruffed lemur group [23 year old Pyxis, 30 year old Borealis and their offspring Bode (3) and Buzz (1)] were released to NHE 9. Six year old ring-tailed lemur Jones couldn’t believe his eyes when he first sighted the approaching ruffed lemurs, and had to stand bipedally for a better view. Then, as Borealis slowly approached, Jones resorted to stink-fighting. His tactics of intimidation seemed to work, at least temporarily, as the ruffed lemurs beat a hasty retreat back to Aty Ala without entering the forest. Today, however was a different story, even the mighty Jones could not deter the ruffed lemurs, and by lunchtime the group was high in the trees. Pyxis is a veteran free ranger, but has not lived in the forest since September, 2014 when she was first introduced to Borealis. None of the three male red-ruffs have ever lived in a forested enclosure, so it is up to Pyxis to give everyone tips on tree climbing.