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Evening with the Experts – December 4th, Hibernation Isn’t Just For Bears

Hibernation Isn’t Just For Bears. Hibernation is a common metabolic strategy found in all major groups of mammals, however, it is rare among primates.  Dr. Marina Blanco will discuss how and why Fat-tailed Dwarf lemurs hibernate.  Dr. Blanco has just returned from Madagascar and will discuss her research and the traits of these fascinating primates.  […]



Remembering a star: Jovian, lemur host of Zoboomafoo, passes

  November, 11, 2014, Durham, NC — A quiet sadness spread over the Duke Lemur Center staff on Monday as news spread that Jovian, a much-loved Coquerel’s sifaka had died of kidney failure at the age of 20.5 years. Within the Lemur Center, Jovian was known as an exceptionally capable and caring father, having sired […]



Evening with the Experts Seminar Series -October

October 22, 2014 6:30pm DLC Lead Technician, Julie McKinney An Unusual House Call – Saving Aye-ayes in Madagascar On the evening of March 15, 2014, in the rainforests of Madagascar, a veterinary team from the Duke Lemur Center made an unusual house call. Their patient was a female aye-aye . She was one of five […]



Back from the Forest: Duke ENGAGE students come home

August 28, 2014 – Duke students Faye Goodwin and Kyle Smith returned from Madagascar, finishing their two-month service learning project in the SAVA funded by Duke Engage. Here, Faye reflects on her experience and the lessons learned in the field. We’re glad to have them both back safe and sound. Thank you both for your dedication and […]