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VIDEO: The Lemurs of the SAVA Region

  Enjoy this video created by the DLC-SAVA Conservation team with Malagasy filmmaker Riccardo Morrelas, showcasing the lemurs of the SAVA region of northeastern Madagascar! The Duke Lemur Center partners with Malagasy scientists and local forest managers to study lemurs in remote rainforests. Researchers from CURSA, the university in the northeast region, are studying the […]

VIDEO: Fight to Save Lemurs from Extinction Stretches across the Globe, But Starts at the DLC

Saving lemurs from extinction is truly a global effort—one that starts right here at the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, NC! Follow NBC’s Dagmar Midcap, host of “Down to Earth,” in the first of this multipart series highlighting lemurs and the team of veterinarians, caretakers, scientists, and researchers fighting to save them.  

Stay Away 5K: 2021 Results

Thank you! Thank you for being a part of the Duke Lemur Center’s Stay Away 5k this weekend! As many of you know, the Lemur Center temporarily closed its doors in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis. Since that time our animal care, veterinary, and curatorial teams have been working tirelessly to maintain our […]

An Unusual Creature is Coming out of Winter’s Slumber. Here’s Why Scientists Are Excited.

Duke Lemur Center recreates the seasonal swings of native habitat, helping to unlock the secrets of hibernation. By Robin Smith, Ph.D. Originally published in DukeTODAY on March 12, 2021. DURHAM, N.C. — If you binged on high-calorie snacks and then spent the winter crashed on the couch in a months-long food coma, you’d likely wake […]