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Caption this: Ring-tailed lemur goes for his weigh-in at Germany's Hagenbeck Zoo

December 30, 2010 |  8:22 pm


At the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg, Germany, keepers recently conducted an "animal census" of sorts. Zoo residents -- including ring-tailed lemurs like this fellow, crocodiles, sharks, rays and even a giant millipede -- were weighed, measured and given a general once-over.

Ring-tailed lemurs and other members of the lemur family, of course, are known more for their jumping ability than for their ability to sit still on a scale -- which means that it was probably a smart plan on this keeper's part to give this little guy a snack to entice him to stay put.


-- Lindsay Barnett

Photo: Angelika Warmuth / AFP/Getty Images

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