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Lemur Conservation in Northeast Madagascar, Part I

Lemurs in remote jungles James Herrera, Program Coordinator, DLC SAVA Conservation Lemurs are primates found only on Madagascar. They likely arrived from ancestors on Africa 60 million years ago, and in that time, over 100 species evolved. They can be found in almost all the natural environments of Madagascar: eastern rainforests, western dry forests, high […]



Activities for Earth Day 2021

Social media April 22, 2021: Join us on our Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages all day for content covering conservation in Madagascar, recycling for enrichment at the DLC, and more! Virtual field trip into the lemur forest April 22, 2021 at 11:00 am: Join Education Programs Manager Megan McGrath for a virtual field trip into […]



Stay Away 5K: Register Now!

Join us on Earth Day weekend (April 24-25, 2021) for our second annual Stay Away 5K, a virtual race with all proceeds benefiting lemur care and conservation! Last year, this event enlisted participation from more than 2,000 runners and lemur lovers all over the world, including all 50 U.S. states, D.C., and 11 other countries. […]



An Unusual Creature is Coming out of Winter’s Slumber. Here’s Why Scientists Are Excited.

Duke Lemur Center recreates the seasonal swings of native habitat, helping to unlock the secrets of hibernation. By Robin Smith, Ph.D. Originally published in DukeTODAY on March 12, 2021. DURHAM, N.C. — If you binged on high-calorie snacks and then spent the winter crashed on the couch in a months-long food coma, you’d likely wake […]