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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

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A blind lemur has got a new lease of life after being given his very own guide dog.

Stumpy, a ring-tailed lemur, is being looked after by caring canine Maggie while he waits for a cataracts operation.

Stumpy and his guide dog Maggie

Stumpy and his guide dog Maggie

The animal is being kept indoors for his own safety at Porfell Wildlife Park and Sanctuary, near Liskeard.

Eighteen-year-old Stumpy usually lives in a large enclosure outdoors with the park’s other lemurs.

Keeper Joy Palmer said: “We are afraid to let him outside in case he injures himself. We want to try to get the operation as soon as possible.”

The sanctuary is hoping public generosity will help them raise the funds for the operation, which requires a specialist veterinary surgeon, is expected to cost between £1,500 and £2,000.

The park, which is home to more than 250 animals, some of which have been neglected, injured or imported illegally, is hoping animal lovers will donate to help meet some of the cost of the surgery.

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