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Meet Magdalena, Niece of Zoboomafoo!

The Duke Lemur Center is delighted to announce the birth of Magdalena, niece of the famous Zoboomafoo! Magdalena was born May 14, 2017 to parents Rupillia and Luther. Rupi was born in 1999 and is little sister to Jovian (Zoboomafoo), who was five years her senior. Both she and Luther, how was born in 2003 […]



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 […]