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Enrichment: More than just a toy! –New tour offering!

Lemurs need to stay happy, healthy, and busy just like you! In addition to our usual caretaking tasks, enrichment provides mental stimulation and physical activity for the lemurs, and adds variety to their daily routine. Enrichment is one of the most important aspects of lemur care at the DLC! This summer, join us for a brand […]



One Health scholars from eight countries visit the DLC

Last week, the DLC was thrilled to welcome visiting scholars from China, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and the U.S. – all of whom were participants in the Duke One Health Training Program! The DLC’s Conservation Coordinator, Charlie Welch, spoke to the group about how DLC conservation work in Madagascar is community- […]



Baby Lemur Born by Rare C-section at Duke Lemur Center

By Sara Clark DURHAM, N.C. — Because they’re endangered, all baby lemurs are special. But some, like Ranomasina, are extraordinary. “This is not just any baby,” says Bobby Schopler, a veterinarian at the Duke Lemur Center since 2005. “This is the most important birth in the 13 years I’ve worked here.” Baby Ranomasina is the […]



Video: How does hibernation work?

Have you ever wondered how hibernation works? Or if humans could actually hibernate in real life?! (It’s a common scene in science fiction films, after all!) Check out this informative – and adorably illustrated! – video by Sheena Faherty, Ph.D., one of DLC Director Anne Yoder’s former graduate students. While pursuing her Ph.D. here at Duke, Sheena […]