Proof Is in the Poop: Sampling with researcher Sally Bornbusch

By Sally Bornbusch. Originally published on Plan A Earth on March 8, 2018. Read the original here. The proof is in the poop When most people think of faeces (poop), their initial reaction is one of disgust or dread. But in the world of lemur research and conservation, poop has become an invaluable tool that […]

Infants Announced: Two critically endangered blue-eyed black lemurs born at the Duke Lemur Center

Lemurs are the planet’s most threatened group of mammals — and blue-eyed black lemurs are among the most threatened lemurs of all. At the Duke Lemur Center, we’re excited to announce that this spring, the population of these critically endangered primates has increased by an additional TWO! Please join us in celebrating the arrivals of […]

It takes a village: Lemur Center vets collaborate with local specialists to heal a rare pygmy slow loris

This winter, specialists from Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital in Durham, NC assisted veterinarians at the Duke Lemur Center in the diagnosis and removal of rare cystine stones in the gallbladder of Junebug, a pygmy slow loris. The team’s detection and successful treatment of Junebug’s gallstones could improve medical care for lorises living at zoos and […]

A new initiative for lemurs in Madagascar

Andrea Katz, who served as the Duke Lemur Center Curator since 2006, has just moved into a new and exciting role: Program Manager, Madagascar Conservation Initiatives! Working with the Government of Madagascar, she will undertake a program to advance animal husbandry, welfare, and breeding programs for ex situ lemur populations in Madagascar. Lemur collections are […]