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Curbside Pick-up for DLC Merchandise

Attention local (Durham, NC) lemur lovers! While we remain closed to the public for tours, we’re excited to announce NEW contactless curbside pick-up for merchandise orders! All purchases “give back” to the lemurs at the DLC, helping fund the Education Department and paying for lemur care, housing, veterinary supplies, and conservation initiatives. Visit Merchandise Sales: […]

PART II: DLC-SAVA Conservation Agroecology Workshops in Madagascar

DLC-SAVA Conservation forging new collaborations with CURSA, the university of SAVA region: Agroecology workshops By James Herrera, Program Coordinator, DLC-SAVA Conservation My next opportunity to engage with CURSA students and the faculty was during the first DLC-SAVA sustainable agriculture training in the District of Antalaha. During one week, five students took part in a workshop […]

INFANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Triplet ruffed lemurs born at the Duke Lemur Center!

On Day 5 of #BabyWeek2020, the Duke Lemur Center is thrilled to announce the births of Sunshine, Orbit, and Sputnik – a trio of critically endangered black and white ruffed lemurs (Varecia variegata) born to parents Halley and Ravo! “Triplets were a surprise,” says Melanie Currie, one of the infants’ primary caretakers. “Halley has had […]

INFANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Meet Siwa, an endangered crowned lemur!

Look closely…very closely…there! Our newest baby crowned lemur, Siwa, is still tucked safely around his mother, Seshat’s, belly — and as such is sometimes a little tough to spot! Seshat and father Zuberi are very protective of their little one, so our keepers haven’t gotten close enough yet to tell definitively if Siwa is a […]