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INFANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Meet ring-tailed lemurs Scout and Atticus

For the first time since 2016, there are baby ring-tailed lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center! For the final days of Baby Week 2021, we are so excited to share Atticus and Scout!   Although endangered in Madagascar, ring-tailed lemurs are the most common lemur species in human care. Because the population is so large and genetically diverse […]



INFANT ANNOUCEMENT: Meet Malala, a rare blue-eyed black lemur!

For the third day of Baby Week 2021, we are thrilled to announce the birth of Malala, a critically endangered blue-eyed black lemur (Eulemur flavifrons)!   With fewer than 40 in human care in North America, every blue-eyed black lemur infant born is cause for celebration—but Malala’s birth has an extra level of excitement. As the second offspring of the only […]



INFANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Meet Coconut Palm, a Mohol bushbaby

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, Coconut Palm is the first Mohol bushbaby (Galago moholi) born at the Duke Lemur Center in more than five years!    Bushbabies are the only non-lemur primate species currently housed at the DLC, so learning how to best care for Mohol bush babies has been a fun project for our experienced staff. Having a full year’s experience with the four adult bush babies that call the DLC […]



INFANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Meet Clancy, an endangered mongoose lemur!

Our first infant of Baby Week 2021 is Clancy, a critically endangered mongoose lemur! Clancy was born on April 18th, 2021, to parents Maddie and Duggan. While other mongoose lemurs born at the DLC have been given Spanish names, Clancy’s name is Scottish in origin, to match his father’s. Clancy means “red-haired warrior”,—a fitting title […]