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 […]

INFANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Rare aye-aye born at the Duke Lemur Center

The Duke Lemur Center has welcomed another newborn — a rare baby aye-aye. Christened Winifred after Bette Midler’s character Winifred Sanderson in Hocus Pocus, the infant was born to first-time mom Fady on June 24, 2020. She is the second offspring of her father, Grendel, who sired Melisandre in 2019. Fady, Winifred’s mother, came to the […]

NEW SPECIES ALERT: Meet Jonah’s mouse lemur!

Meet Jonah’s mouse lemur, Microcebus jonahi! This tiny (60-gram) primate is the 25th recognized species of mouse lemur and the 108th recognized species of lemur. Jonah’s mouse lemur lives in northeastern Madagascar, including within the protected Mananara National Park. The species was named after Malagasy primatologist Dr. Jonah Ratsimbazafy, one of the most respected and […]