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Introducing Bijou & Nacho, Endangered Infants Born at Duke Lemur Center

The Duke Lemur Center is delighted to announce the births of two infants, Bijou and Nacho! Bijou, a female collared lemur (Eulemur fulvus collaris), was born on April 5, 2017 to parents Odette and Quintin. This gal is notoriously tough to photograph, but our stealthy photographer David Haring finally succeeded in snapping the adorable images below. Collared lemurs are […]



The Original Treehuggers: A Gift from Artist Arriyan Peagler

The Duke Lemur Center received a very special gift today! Artist Arriyan Peagler, pictured here in front of Lemur Landing, drove from Virginia to deliver his incredible DLC-inspired sculpture, “The Original Treehuggers”! Arriyan visited the Duke Lemur Center in 2014 and fell in love with not just the animals but also the kindness of the staff. One […]



Update on Cyclone Aftermath in Madagascar

Duke Lemur Center accepting and directing gifts to community rebuilding By Charlie Welch, Conservation Coordinator Massive crop loss, damage in SAVA region On 7 March 2017, a very powerful category 4 tropical cyclone Enawo made landfall in northeastern Madagascar and swept down the entire length of the island country. There was flooding and some wind damage in […]



Mouse Lemurs’ Role in New Alzheimer’s Hypothesis

Lemurs aren’t just cute, they’re crucial Why are lemurs so special? Here’s just ONE reason: Because non-invasive research on grey mouse lemurs has helped shed light on devastating human diseases like Alzheimer’s: https://today.duke.edu/2017/03/jumping-genes-suspected-alzheimers. Like humans, mouse lemurs develop amyloid brain plaques and other Alzheimer’s-like symptoms as they age. Studying these tiny primates has helped lead to a […]