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Infant Announcement: Rare Aye-Aye Born at Duke Lemur Center

The Duke Lemur Center recently welcomed another newborn — a rare baby aye-aye. Named after best-selling mystery writer Agatha Christie, the infant is the first aye-aye born at the Duke Lemur Center in six years, and one of only 24 of her kind in the United States. Third-time mom Medusa gave birth to the baby […]



Duke Receives Two Critically Endangered Lemurs from Madagascar

DURHAM, N.C. — After three years of planning and 60 hours of travel, a new pair of lemurs have arrived at the Duke Lemur Center in North Carolina, 9,000 miles from their home in Madagascar. The breeding pair will be used to improve the gene pool of captive members of the critically endangered species, blue-eyed […]



Infants Announced: Four Lemurs Representing Four Different Species Born at Duke Lemur Center

Four Infants Representing Four Different Species Born at Duke Lemur Center Lemurs are the planet’s most threatened group of mammals. At the Duke Lemur Center, we’re excited to announce that this summer, the population of these endangered primates has increased by an additional FOUR! In collaboration with other accredited institutions, the Duke Lemur Center works […]



Celebrating World Environment Day with the DLC-SAVA Team in Madagascar

The celebration of World Environment Day started one day early in the SAVA region of Madagascar this year! The entire DLC-SAVA team held an environmental education celebration at the school in the village of Andasibe Kobahina, not far from Marojejy National Park. (Marojejy is one of the last great expanses of primary rainforest in Madagascar […]