Health & Disease

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 […]

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, […]