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Avocados Blamed for Sudden Deaths of Four Aye-Ayes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 CONTACT: Karl Leif Bates (919) 681-8054 karl.bates@duke.edu 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 […]



Lemur Center Reeling from Sudden Death of Four Aye-Ayes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 CONTACT: Karl Leif Bates | (919) 681-8054 | karl.bates@duke.edu LEMUR CENTER REELING FROM SUDDEN DEATH OF FOUR AYE-AYES DURHAM, N.C. — A mysterious affliction has killed four endangered aye-ayes at the Duke Lemur Center in the last 24 hours. All four — two males and two females┬áranging in […]



Duke Lemur Center in the News

Lemurs chat only with their best friends Dec. 28, 2015 Science News Up close with lemur gut bugs Oct. 29, 2015 American Scientist The aye-aye and the finger of death Oct. 29, 2015 Pacific Standard Duke Lemur Center educates and entertains June 23, 2015 Our State Magazine Far from ‘Madagascar’, sanctuary welcomes lemur ‘Princesses’ June […]