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Could poop transplants speed recovery for sick lemurs?

Read the full release: “Lemur Research Gets A Gut Check.” Lydia and Erin’s work is an excellent example of the non-invasive research conducted at the DLC — and how, by working closely with our technician, conservation, and veterinary staff, Duke researchers help improve the welfare of the DLC’s lemur population! Learn more about Duke graduate student Lydia Greene in “Greene Finds […]



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 […]



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 ranging in […]