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Learning from a Loss: The story of Winnie, a rare lemur with an even rarer disease

An aye-aye’s cancer diagnosis brings together veterinarians, doctors, and scientists from NC and around the world  By Sally Bornbusch, Ph.D. Originally published in December 2021 in Issue 3 of the Duke Lemur Center’s annual magazine. On June 24, 2020, the DLC welcomed its eighth infant of the season: a rare baby aye-aye. Named “Winifred” after […]



To Europe, Two by Two: Sifaka breeding program expands internationally

In the summer and fall of 2021, the DLC shipped eight Coquerel’s sifakas to three European zoos, in an historic expansion of the Coquerel’s sifaka conservation breeding program—marking the beginning of a new chapter in lemur conservation. Read more on pages 42-43 of the Duke Lemur Center’s Annual Magazine. Story by Karl Leif Bates. Video […]



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 […]