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Mundomar celebrates the birthday of its sea lion Kira and welcomes two new lemurians

Kira is 10 years old and her feast has coincided with the birth of two lemur pups, which belong to a species catalogued as critically endangered.

Mundomar celebrates the birthday of its sea lion Kira and welcomes two new lemurians

Ten years ago, little Kira came into the world in Mundomar. This Californian sea lion is the daughter of 25-year-old Ursa and is one of Mundomar's most veteran species. Kira's caretakers highlight her cheerful character and temperament, as well as the special bond she has forged with her coaches.

Last week she celebrated these 10 years in style at a party where she didn't miss the cake made with her favourite ingredients: gelatine and different types of fish. A very nutritious and refreshing "gift" that the little one has devoured in a matter of minutes.

However, this is not the only novelty in the nature complex, as Mundomar has happily received the birth of two black and white collared lemur cubs. The birth took place without complications and without the need for veterinary intervention. Her mother, despite being her first birth giving, is in perfect health just like her two twins. Post-partum check-ups have determined that they are a male and a female.

Today, these two new friends are fully integrated with the rest of their species and are very attentive and curious about everything that happens around them. These newcomers are part of one of the largest breeding groups of this species in zoological institutions around the world.

It should be remembered that this lemur species is listed as critically endangered on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List of Threatened Species.

Mundomar's work in this regard is essential as it actively works in its facilities for the conservation of this species through its own awareness-raising, education and breeding programmes. Likewise, the Benidorm nature park collaborates with other institutions, such as Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group (NGO dedicated to the conservation of the edemic fauna and flora of Madagascar) for the protection of this species.