Health & Disease

Infant Announcement: Nedjem, and endangered crowned lemur, born at the DLC

Welcome to the world, Nedjem! At 3:45 p.m. on April 13, something very special happened: Sanura, an endangered crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus), began to give birth! By 4:02, after 15 minutes of stretching, bracing, and squatting, Sanura had settled into her basket inside her “baby suite” – when her keeper, Jenna, caught her first glimpse […]

Enrichment Is Fun! Twins Harriot and Helene play with feeder balls

Enrichment is fun! And, as 10-month-old twins Harriot and Helene demonstrate here, it can be super cute, too! Did you know that one of the most important aspects of lemur care at the DLC is enrichment? Daily enrichment is an essential part of animal welfare to promote curiosity, exploration, and mental stimulation. Whether it’s weaving […]

52 years of lemur data available online

A 52-year archive of life history data for the world’s largest and most diverse population of endangered primates is now available for free download online. Fully updated in February 2019, the Duke Lemur Center database allows visitors to view and download data for more than 3,700 animals representing 27 species of lemurs, lorises, and galagos. […]

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

By Karl Bates. Originally published November 2007: 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 […]