Welcome Marie, the Duke Lemur Center’s first infant of the season!

Duke welcomes the newest granddaughter of Jovian, the famous Zoboomafoo Here at the Duke Lemur Center, birth season has begun! Please join us in celebrating the arrival of Marie, a critically endangered Coquerel’s sifaka born February 23, 2019 to first-time parents Gertrude and Remus! In the Northern Hemisphere, Coquerel’s sifakas are typically born between December […]

Protecting the Priceless: Greg Dye makes sure the residents of the DLC thrive

By Stephen Schramm. Originally posted in DukeTODAY on February 25, 2019: Name: Greg Dye Title: Executive Director, Duke Lemur Center Years at Duke: 11 What he does: In 2005, Dye, who had spent two decades working with dolphins, walruses and killer whales in aquariums, moved with his family to North Carolina, where he started a consulting business for […]

How the sapphire trade is driving lemurs toward extinction

You may have seen news of the out-of-control sapphire mining in recent years in eastern Madagascar and its impact on forests and lemurs, but here is a relatively recent write-up by National Geographic: “How the Sapphire Trade Is Driving Lemurs toward Extinction: A rush for Madagascar’s gemstones is destroying remaining habitat for imperiled lemurs and […]

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. […]