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2023 Fall e-Newsletter: 26 infants born, video tour of the SAVA region of Madagascar, Giving Tuesday, interactive quiz, longtime lemur doctor retires, NBC video feature, and more

2023 Spring e-Newsletter: US ambassador visits the DLC conservation team in Madagascar, curatorial team receives Presidential Award, Earth Day Global 5K, matching gift opportunities, and more


2022 Annual Magazine—The Women’s Issue: This year’s 56-page publication highlights female dominance in lemurs and in primatology, the trail-blazing female farmers of Madagascar, and the women leading the way at the DLC. We hope these stories will inspire students interested in pursuing careers in STEM!

2022 Annual Impact Report: Enjoy browsing our Impact Report, created to provide each one of you—stakeholders, friends, donors, and fellow scientists, conservationists, and animal lovers—with an overview of what the DLC has accomplished throughout the previous year.

2022 DLC-SAVA Conservation Annual Newsletter: Lemur diversity, environmental education programs, new collaboration with Virginia Dare vanilla company, agroecology programs, women’s health, and more

2022 Winter e-Newsletter: New NBC/LX series featuring the DLC, John Cleese for World Lemur Day, flawless AZA accreditation inspection, DLC-SAVA Conservation video playlist, official podcast of the DLC

Inside a Refuge for Endangered Lemurs in North Carolina: Follow Dagmar Midcap, host of NBC’s “Down to Earth,” and LX storyteller Cody Broadway as they take you inside the Duke Lemur Center, to meet the lemurs and the devoted team of researchers and scientists devoted to saving them! The first part of the series released in 2022, with additional chapters coming next year.

2022 Spring e-Newsletter: Stay Away 5K, onsite tours, Lemurpalooza, and other ways to connect

2022 Annual Magazine

A female ring-tailed lemur sits on a tree stump in the forest.

2022 Impact Report


2021 Annual Magazine—Celebrating 55 Years: The 100 Lemurs project with artist Rachel Hudson; international expansion of the Coquerel’s sifaka conservation breeding program;  an aye-aye’s cancer diagnosis brings together vets, doctors, and scientists from around the world; relaunch of the fossil division as the DLC Museum of Natural History; growth of the DLC’s research program; retirement of conservationist Andrea Katz after 43 years; and the new Anna Borruel Codina Center for Lemur Medicine and Research

2021 Annual Impact Report: Enjoy browsing our Impact Report, created to provide each one of you—stakeholders, friends, donors, and fellow scientists, conservationists, and animal lovers—with an overview of what the DLC has accomplished throughout the previous year.

2021 DLC-SAVA Conservation Annual Newsletter: Celebrating 10 years of conservation in the SAVA region of Madagascar

2021 Winter e-Newsletter: New vet hospital and research center, “poop soup,” holiday gift guide, a bizarre beast, opossum vs. aye-aye, World Lemur Day, #GivingTuesday gratitude

2021 Fall e-Newsletter: Online auction, annual gala, protecting lemurs during a pandemic, collaboration with Virginia Tech to provide sumac for DLC sifakas, why study lemurs?

Spring Director’s Forum: The Duke Lemur Center hosted its first annual Spring Director’s Forum on May 13, 2021, with presentations highlighting the DLC’s 2020 Impact Report.

Spring 2021 e-Newsletter: The elusive aye-aye, expedition into the rainforests of Madagascar, former DLC Director named Fellow of the AAAS, Stay Away 5K results, the DLC’s newest residents, and more!

2021 Annual Magazine

2021 Impact Report


Me and You and Zoboomafoo: This feature-length video adventure—created by the Duke Lemur Center in celebration of World Lemur Day on October 30, 2020—is co-hosted by Duke alumnus Martin Kratt, co-creator of Zoboomafoo and Wild Kratts! Through Martin’s story and so many others, Me and You and Zoboomafoo explores how one place, nestled in the forests surrounding the Duke University campus, can inspire a whole world of impact.

2020 Impact Report: We’re proud to announce the Lemur Center’s first annual Impact Report, created to provide each one of you—stakeholders, friends, donors, and fellow scientists, conservationists, and animal lovers—with an overview of what the DLC has accomplished throughout the previous year.

2020 DLC-SAVA Conservation Annual Newsletter: COVID-19 preparedness in northeastern Madagascar, regenerative agricultural support from General Mills, reforestation and agroforestry initiatives, environmental education workshops in Antalaha, the silky sifaka

Winter 2020 e-Newsletter: Holiday gift guide, Endora the aye-aye’s 37th birthday, Me and You and Zoboomafoo free online film, #GivingTuesday gratitude, staff retirements

Fall 2020 e-Newsletter: #BabyWeek2020, annual fall gala, new lemur species discovered, free online educational series, COVID-19 in Madagascar

Spring 2020 e-Newsletter: COVID-19 update, 100 days of lemurs, Mother’s Day specials, NEW Stay Away 5K and t-shirt design contest, online learning


2019 Annual Magazine: 37 years of lemur photography; a conversation with Zoboomafoo creator Martin Kratt; John Cleese-DLC video collaboration; on the trail of ancient primates with DLC paleontologist Matt Borths; a kid’s guide to helping lemurs; a Malagasy folktale

2019 Stewardship Report: The DLC relies upon donations from individuals like you, who personally invest in our work to protect lemurs and their habitat in Madagascar. To learn more about the DLC’s “return on investment,” please click to browse the stewardship report online. A heartfelt THANK YOU for your support — we couldn’t do this work without you!

2019 DLC-SAVA Annual Newsletter: Sustainable agriculture for forest conservation, new DLC-SAVA Project Coordinator, Madagascar makes bold commitment to reforestation, scholarships for two Malagasy students

Winter 2019 e-Newsletter: Holiday gift guide, free shipping for Adopt a Lemur packages, new issue of DLC magazine

Fall 2019 e-Newsletter: John Cleese for Duke Lemur Center, five lemur species added to 25 Most Endangered Primates list, new aye-ayes Melisandre and Fady, acupuncture for elderly lemurs, National Fossil Day

Summer 2019 e-Newsletter: 3,300-pound carnivore discovered by DLC paleontologist, why lemurs matter, new ICU, Malagasy vet training, gala save-the-date, new Executive Director

2019 Annual Magazine

2019 Stewardship Report








Premiere Issue of Annual Magazine: Infant care at the DLC, focusing on the stories of Agatha the aye-aye and blue-eyed black lemurs Ranomasina and Leigh; day-to-day lemur care and enrichment, including two staff profiles; David Haring’s favorite image of the year; conservation in Madagascar; and a tribute to paleontologist Gregg Gunnell

Winter 2018 e-Newsletter: How to (literally) help save a lemur’s life, weathering Hurricane Florence, holiday gift guide, our favorite fall images, egg-eating aye-ayes

Fall 2018 e-Newsletter: Fossils re-write the story of lemur origins, 95% of lemur species on brink of extinction, lemurs can smell weakness, veterinarian Laura Ellsaesser

Spring 2018 e-Newsletter: Strong women of the DLC, Director Anne Yoder named Guggenheim Fellow, fat-tailed dwarf lemur research, DLC launches new program to help lemurs in Madagascar


WINTER 2017: Special tribute issue to DLC’s deceased aye-ayes (Morticia, Norman Bates, Angelique, Merlin), avocado toxicity, first aye-aye born to captive parents, aye-ayes imported from Madagascar, aye-aye husbandry, aye-aye pedigree chart

SPRING 2017 e-NEWS: Alzheimer’s research with DLC mouse lemurs, first infants of 2017, spring Lemurpalooza, Cyclone Enawo, 50th-Anniversary Scientific Symposium videos free online









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