Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) finding out that the branch it intended to sit on was softer than expected.
up – all fine! Out on the branch – OK until you let go of the second one and put all weight on a single branch. Which promptly bent away. OOPS!
So there he hung, until he decided that…..
…if you can’t climb down, drop!
Ring-tailed Lemurs are very stylish creatures, by the way, and always find new ways to hold their tails as an accessory. As a scarf, as a stola, or like this:
Photos by me at the Tierpark Berlin.