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Baby Week 2022

Meet the five newest residents of the Duke Lemur Center! Cornelia If you have symbolically adopted Coquerel’s sifaka Pompeia, you’ve already met our first infant of Baby Week 2022 in your animal update! If not, please join us in welcoming Cornelia! Cornelia Africana was born on February 20, 2022, and is the third critically endangered […]



Chronic Malnutrition in Madagascar: A Problem Landscape with Local Solutions

Bethany Old, Masters candidate, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University Madagascar has the fourth-highest rate of chronic malnutrition in the world (The World Bank, 2018). The country is rich in fruits, vegetables, and legume diversity but nutrition education remains critically low. I served in the education sector of Peace Corps Madagascar from 2015-2018 in […]



INFANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Meet Mopani and Damara, twin Mohol Bushbabies!

What’s cuter than one baby bushbaby? Two! Please join us in welcoming Mopani and Damara, twin Mohol bushbabies born to mom, Quiver Tree, on April 22nd, 2022. Quiver Tree is an experienced mother (her first infant, Coconut Palm, was the star of Baby Week 2021!) but she has her hands full with these two youngsters! […]



INFANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Meet red-ruffed lemur twins Hubble and Kitt

Baby season this year launched out of this world with the birth of two new critically endangered red-ruffed lemurs on April 13, 2022! Meet Hubble and Kitt, the newest additions at the Duke Lemur Center! Male Hubble and female Kitt are the first infants of parents Ruby and Buzz. In keeping with the space-themed names […]