Health & Disease

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Into the Wild: Surviving Pioneer Lemurs Celebrate A Decade In The Rain Forest

By Karl Bates. Originally published November 2007: https://today.duke.edu/2007/11/lemurs.html. Sarph lives. He’s nearly 15 years old, and he knows where the predators lurk, where to find food, and how to make a baby with his wild-born mate. Seven-year-old brothers Tany and Masoandro are there too, in the steep and steamy rainforest of the Betampona Reserve in northeastern […]



Introducing NEW Wild Workshops!

Attention serious lemur lovers and science enthusiasts: we have an amazing new educational series for you! Starting in 2019, we will be offering Wild Workshops throughout the year! Each Wild Workshop will focus on a different subject connected to the work the DLC does here and in Madagascar. We’ll do a deep-dive into subjects like […]



2019 Sumac Needed for Sifakas: A message for local landowners

The Duke Lemur Center is home to 32 critically endangered Coquerel’s sifakas, folivorous primates with extremely specialized dietary needs. Because of their sensitive digestive systems, these delicate lemurs need to ingest leaves daily in order to survive and stay healthy. At the Duke Lemur Center, our animal care team harvests fresh redbud, tulip poplar, mimosa, […]



FROM THE ARCHIVES: DLC in the media from ’04 to ’15!

FROM THE ARCHIVES: DLC in the media from ’04 to ’15! Lemurs chat only with their best friends Dec. 28, 2015 Science News Up close with lemur gut bugs Oct. 29, 2015 American Scientist The aye-aye and the finger of death Oct. 29, 2015 Pacific Standard Duke Lemur Center educates and entertains June 23, 2015 […]