Zoboomafoo Lemur Dies at 20; Co-Star Pays Respects

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The animal kingdom has lost one of its best known.

Network sources have confirmed the passing of Jovian, a lemur who starred as Zoboo on PBS’ hit nature series Zoboomafoo. He died on Monday at the age of 20.

Jovian Photo

From 1999 to 2001, Jovian appeared opposite Zoboomafoo hosts (and real-life brothers) Chris and Martin Kratt, yukking it up and becoming a small screen sensation.

“He was very social and calm,” Martin Kratt wrote on Facebook of his former co-star. “He was young and good-looking and very gentle."

According to the Duke Lemur Center - where Jovian resided for most of his life - the adorable animal is survived by partner Pia and brother Julian, as well as seven children and four grandchildren.

We send them our thoughts, prayers and respects.

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