Sir Richard Wants To Save Lemurs


News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. April 19, 2011: Billionaire Sir Richard Branson is taking on a new project – this time saving lemurs.

The endangered primates, which look something like a cat crossed with a squirrel and a dog, are endangered and Branson says he wants to use the undeveloped Moskito Island in the British Virgin Islands to create a thriving population.

Moskito is about 135km east of Puerto Rico and critics fear the plan will hurt native lizard and bird populations.

But Branson said on Monday he hopes to bring the first group of about 30 from zoos in the coming weeks.

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