John Cleese-DLC Collaboration for World Lemur Day

In honor of the 80th birthday of legendary British comedian and lemur supporter John Cleese, the Duke Lemur Center is releasing a brand-new commercial starring John and the lemurs of the DLC! This new spot is premiering for World Lemur Day on October 25, to spread awareness for the plight of lemurs everywhere and to inform […]

Acupuncture for lemurs? Yes, please!

When 34-year-old Comet, a critically endangered red ruffed lemur, was treated for an injury but plateaued before making a full recovery, Duke Lemur Center veterinarians turned to local acupuncturist Camille Sherrod, D.V.M., of Retrieving Balance Mobile Vet. The result? Acupuncture therapy for the aging lemur — a first in lemur care. Five weeks after Comet’s […]

Mission: Madagascar Gala 2019 — Recap and Image Gallery

By Mary Paisley, Development Officer What a wonderful evening we had on October 5, 2019 at the Duke Lemur Center! With about 175 guests and sponsors attending this year’s gala, in addition to DLC staff and volunteers, our tent was quite full during the formal program. We were happy to introduce Lanto Andrianandrasana, our Malagasy […]

Infant Announcement: Rare aye-aye born at the Duke Lemur Center

Meet Melisandre, a rare baby aye-aye born at the Duke Lemur Center on August 13, 2019! The daughter of 23-year-old Ardrey and 9-year-old Grendel, “Mel” is one of nine aye-ayes at the DLC and one of only 25 of her kind in the United States. She is Ardrey’s sixth infant and Grendel’s first. Melisandra weighed […]