Watch the National Zoo’s Lemurs Celebrate Their Birthdays

A lemur looks into the camera as it sits next to a fruitsicle cake.
Smithsonian’s National Zoo/YouTube

If you’re not already following the Smithsonian National Zoo’s YouTube channel, you’re seriously missing out. The latest video features a lemur birthday celebration of epic adorableness.

All the lemurs at the National Zoo were born between March 15 and June 2, so earlier this month, all their birthdays were celebrated at once. Now, you can’t have a birthday without cake, but Brian Cannon, the nutrition sciences keeper, had to craft a special fruitsicle version for them.

Made from water and beet juice, the “cake” was filled with some of the primates’ favorite produce, like bananas, blueberries, and corn. It was decorated with little flowers made of diluted applesauce and a bit of food coloring.

Thankfully, the staff at the zoo captured the whole celebration in the video below.

The lemurs aren’t the only animals you can watch, though. You’ve likely already heard of the famous Panda Cam, where you can monitor cub Xiao Qi Ji‘s activities. But you’ll find even more cute and educational content on the Zoo’s YouTube channel.

If you want to catch up on what you’ve missed, the video of the pandas playing in the snow from earlier this year is a must-see.

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