You may know that aye-ayes love insects, but did you know they also love nuts? Protein-rich nuts, like coconut, provide extra nutrients and give aye-ayes at the DLC even more ways to wear down those ever-growing teeth.
You can buy a snack for an aye-aye or other much-needed supplies by shopping our Amazon Wishlist at duke.is/4aubm!
I love this photo. I have a photo of Melisandre on my Facebook when she was very young. She has grown into a beautiful aye Aye Lemur'.
As usual, she's gorgeous! Love Melisandre's tiny smile. <3
Omg. The most beautiful face! What a great pic
The is a bread of Lemur called at 'Aye Aye', which gets this name because of the sound that they make, which sounds as though it is saying 'Hi Hi'.
I didn't know their teeth grow continually! Love this photo ❤️
So cute! What long fingers you have!💞
Can they break open the coconuts on their own? Or do you break them and give them half coconuts? (PS how did you break that coconut half so well!?? What is your trick!??) Do they like the coconut milk too?
Need a creative date night? Come visit the lemurs! 💕 We have lots of availability on our Self-Guided General Tours on Thursday and Friday evenings! Reservations are required and can be made at duke.is/bup5d.
Instead of following a designated guide from station to station (as you would on the Private Group tour), on a Self-Guided tour, you are welcome to wander the path at your own pace and according to your own interests. This means that if a lemur is being especially cute you can linger by its enclosure and watch for as long as you’d like!
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Under Alena's watchful (and ever-patient) eye, Mr. Popper is beginning to eat solid foods. Ring-tailed lemurs have an incredibly flexible diet and are considered "opportunistic foragers". If something can be eaten, it will be! That includes flowers, leaves, and fruit as well as less obvious treats like insects and lizards.
After trying new things all summer in the forest, we have no doubt that Mr. Popper will be foraging like a pro soon!
We have some very dignified new additions to the Duke Lemur Center. Please welcome ring-tailed lemurs Mr. Popper and Gatsby!
Ring-tailed lemurs are named after literary characters at the DLC. These two little ones get their names from Mr. Popper's Penguins and The Great Gatsby respectively.
Mr. Popper is the second offspring of Alena and Stewart and joins big brother Atticus in the family group. Gatsby is the second offspring of Sierra Mist and Licinius. Big sister Scout is very curious about her family's new addition!
Thank you for being a part of the Duke Lemur Center's #StayAway5K on Earth Day weekend! Every year, 100% of the donations raised through the 5K go directly to the DLC’s lemur care and conservation initiatives. We are so grateful for your support! Read the full recap at lemur.duke.edu/5k-2022-results. ... See MoreSee Less
We have two great talks coming to you live from Madagascar this week with our Malagasy Speaker Series!
May 3 is all about baobabs with Dr. Seheno Andriantsaralaza! Baobabs are an iconic feature of western Madagascar and we can't wait to learn all about them tomorrow. Join live at 9 AM EST on May 3 or watch anytime at youtu.be/idVyeYGy84c.
May 4 we will explore the relationship between pollinators and plants with Dr. Mialy Razanajatovo. How do these relationships change when non-native plants are introduced? Join live at 9 AM EST on May 4 or watch later at youtu.be/neMu3OcFxbM.