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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 […]



Welcome Felix, the Duke Lemur Center’s First Infant of the Season!

Here at the Duke Lemur Center, birth season has begun! Please join us in celebrating the arrival of Felix, a critically endangered Coquerel’s sifaka born on December 21, 2020 to first-time parents Lupicina (Lupi) and Elagabalus (Gabe)! In the Northern Hemisphere, Coquerel’s sifakas are typically born between December and March; and Felix’s birth on December […]



Me and You and Zoboomafoo: Free Virtual Event

Join us for a FREE virtual celebration on World Lemur Day and to watch the premiere of our feature presentation video: Me and You and Zoboomafoo! We’ll also offer fun extras and an online auction to extend your virtual gala experience through the entire week leading up to the video premiere! It’s free to register and […]