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Illegal lemur taken into custody after biting child

A lemur that is accused of biting a toddler near the Carousel of Happiness Wednesday afternoon is in custody – and bound for an animal sanctuary in Florida. 

<p>Two unidentified men are seen walking a leashed lemur in the parking lot near the Carousel of Happiness in downtown Nederland on June 22.  It's not clear if this is the same lemur mentioned in this article. </p>

A lemur that is accused of biting a toddler near the Carousel of Happiness Wednesday afternoon is in custody – and bound for an animal sanctuary in Florida.

The lemur has been turned over to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The owner, who has not yet been identified, has been cited for having an aggressive animal.

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He could also face charges for possessing a primate – something that isn’t legal in Colorado.

The 2-year-old girl the lemur bit on Wednesday was not seriously hurt.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports that the lemur’s name is “Oliver.” The primates are native to Madagascar.