Health & Disease

Thank You, Donors! New ICU kennel purchased and installed

New intensive care kennel elevates tender loving care (TLC) of DLC’s lemurs Published June 4, 2019 When a lemur dies at the Duke Lemur Center, there is a great sense of loss felt by our family of keepers, veterinarians, and an extended circle of others, including visitors who’ve forged special connections with our animals. On […]

Infant Announcement: Nedjem, an endangered crowned lemur, born at the DLC

Welcome to the world, Nedjem! At 3:45 p.m. on April 13, something very special happened: Sanura, an endangered crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus), began to give birth! By 4:02, after 15 minutes of stretching, bracing, and squatting, Sanura had settled into her basket inside her “baby suite” – when her keeper, Jenna, caught her first glimpse […]

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 […]