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Update & Photos from the SAVA

More stoves in use means fewer trees cut for fuel  By Charlie Welch, DLC Conservation Coordinator   DLC-SAVA Conservation is fortunate to have third-year Peace Corps volunteer Libby Davis working with us in a collaborative role! Libby did her first two years with the Peace Corps in the SAVA region, then chose to stay on […]



Baby Agatha Grows Up

By David Haring, DLC registrar and photographer Under the ever watchful eye of her mom, Medusa, five-month-old Agatha is daily becoming more and more proficient in the art of being an aye-aye! Here she is practicing the finger-tapping skills necessary for any aye-aye who might want to locate insects buried deep in trees, to feed […]



Comedy Legend John Cleese Visits the Duke Lemur Center

  “John Cleese is a tall person who loves lemurs, coffee and wine.” –And lemurs love John Cleese! On November 7, legendary British comedian John Cleese dropped by the Duke Lemur Center to visit Aemilia the sifaka, Medusa and Agatha the aye-ayes, and members of several other species – including mouse lemurs, the first he’d […]



A Tale of Two Feces: Field Work in Marojejy

By Lydia Greene, DLC researcher and Duke Ph.D. student Feces is seldom the most palatable topic to discuss around the dinner table, but for lemur researchers, it’s often unavoidable. Take, for example, a recent mission to Marojejy National Park conducted by myself and DLC/SAVA project coordinator, Marina Blanco. We went to Marojejy together to collect […]