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LEMURPALOOZA 2017

  The biggest lemur party this side of Madagascar! WHAT: Lemurpalooza open house and adoption event — fun for all ages! WHEN: 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 2nd, 2017. Our gift shop will be open until 8:30 p.m. WHY: To generate adoptions through the Adopt-A-Lemur program, which helps cover the $7,400 per year cost it takes […]



Notes from the Field, Part III: Final Thoughts

In the Duke Lemur Center’s “Notes from the Field” series, we follow DLC researcher and SAVA Conservation Project Coordinator Marina Blanco on a field expedition to Madagascar. This is the final entry in our multi-part series. Return to the Office We are back at the DLC-SAVA conservation office in Sambava, the mission to COMATSA just over. We are […]



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 […]