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 […]


  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 to care for each of the DLC’s lemurs. Lemurpalooza […]

Notes from the Field, Part III: Final Thoughts

In the Duke Lemur Center’s “Notes from the Field” series, we follow DLC researcher and SAVA Conservation Project Coordinator Marina Blanco on a field expedition to Madagascar. This is the final entry in our multi-part series. Return to the Office We are back at the DLC-SAVA conservation office in Sambava, the mission to COMATSA just over. We are […]

Avocados Blamed for Sudden Deaths of Four Aye-Ayes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 CONTACT: Karl Leif Bates (919) 681-8054 DURHAM, NC — A two-month investigation into the sudden deaths of four aye-ayes at the Duke Lemur Center has left just one plausible explanation — avocados. Lemur Center officials believe that a natural toxin found in avocados the animals ate the […]