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Lemur Mother Love!

Lemur Mother Love! Wondering what to give Mom for Mother’s Day? If you think the usual Mother’s Day flowers are a little boring, maybe it’s time to look to the Duke Lemur Center.   We have 9 new babies here at the Duke Lemur Center and all the new lemur mamas are in need of a […]



Duke lemur experts provide emergency aid to injured primates

April 14, 2014 – On the evening of March 15, 2014, in the rainforests of eastern Madagascar, a veterinary team from the Duke Lemur Center made an unusual house call. Their patient was a female aye-aye — a rare and otherworldly primate with rodent-like teeth, wiry fur, big ears, bulging yellowish-orange eyes and a bushy […]



At the Duke Lemur Center, animal training isn’t just for the movies

March 28, 2014 – Earlier this week we went behind the scenes with IMAX to learn how the Duke Lemur Center’s animal training experts prepared five of our fat-tailed dwarf lemurs for their role in the upcoming IMAX film, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar. But animal training isn’t just for the movies. It’s critical for research […]



Come to the Duke Lemur Center and experience the call of the lemur

March 18, 2014 – One of the first things visitors notice when they come to the Duke Lemur Center is that lemurs are LOUD. You might say stinky too. Of course we love them anyway. But what do our guests think? In today’s post, we asked Lemur Center volunteer and Duke undergraduate Faye Goodwin how […]