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2017 Infants : How does the DLC decide which lemurs to breed?

This is the 2nd of a series of posts exploring how the DLC determines which lemurs are bred, what ‘baby watch’ is like for techs and vet staff, and why it’s so important to increase captive populations of these rare and amazing animals. Learn more, submit your own questions, and see our gallery of 2017 infants here. Question 1: How does […]



Recent Births : 2017 Infants!

It’s birth season here at the Duke Lemur Center! Birth season began this January with the arrivals of sifakas Gothicus (1/6) and Furia (1/10), our first babies of the year! Different species breed and give birth at different times, so infants should continue arriving through July and even August, concluding with the last mouse and dwarf lemur births. As […]



Home School Academy Student Katlyn blogs about lemurs

 January-February, 2017 — During the fall session of the Lemur Learning Homeschool Academy, students wrote about two of their favorite lemur species. They compared and contrasted their physical characteristics, behavior (social systems, breeding, communication), and habitat in the wild. They paid special attention to their status as endangered primates. Here is Katlyn’s essay.    Red Ruffed lemurs […]



LEMURPALOOZA 2017

  The biggest lemur party this side of Madagascar! WHAT: Lemurpalooza open house and adoption event — fun for all ages! WHEN: 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 2nd, 2017. Our gift shop will be open until 8:30 p.m. WHY: To generate adoptions through the Adopt-A-Lemur program, which helps cover the $7,400 per year cost it takes […]