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Infant Announcement: Ruffed lemur twins born at the Duke Lemur Center

Published June 6, 2018 By Laura Jones, Communications Intern The Duke Lemur Center is ecstatic to announce the birth of siblings Harriot and Helene — a pair of critically endangered black and white ruffed lemurs (Varecia variegata variegata). The twin sisters were born to 5-year-old mom Halley and her 15-year-old mate Ravo on May 6, […]



Baby Lemur Born by Rare C-section at Duke Lemur Center

By Sara Clark DURHAM, N.C. — Because they’re endangered, all baby lemurs are special. But some, like Ranomasina, are extraordinary. “This is not just any baby,” says Bobby Schopler, a veterinarian at the Duke Lemur Center since 2005. “This is the most important birth in the 13 years I’ve worked here.” Baby Ranomasina is the […]



A Letter from the Director

Dear Friend of the Duke Lemur Center, I write to you with both a joyous “welcome to the world!” and a bittersweet farewell.  On July 1st, I will be stepping down from the directorship of the Duke Lemur Center after nearly 13 years at its helm.  It has been a marvelous time in my life, one […]



Infants Announced: Two critically endangered blue-eyed black lemurs born at the Duke Lemur Center

Lemurs are the planet’s most threatened group of mammals — and blue-eyed black lemurs are among the most threatened lemurs of all. At the Duke Lemur Center, we’re excited to announce that this spring, the population of these critically endangered primates has increased by an additional TWO! Please join us in celebrating the arrivals of […]