FROM THE ARCHIVES: The DLC’s Founding Aye-aye Fathers (and Mothers)

By David Haring, DLC Registrar and Photographer. Originally published in February 2017. The Duke Lemur Center was one of the first modern-day captive breeding centers to house the mysterious and, at the time, little studied aye-aye. (The Paris Zoo and Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust were other pioneers.) Three complicated and arduous DLC capture missions to […]

Happy 35th birthday to Endora the aye-aye!

Happy birthday to our ancient aye-aye Endora, who just celebrated her 35th birthday! She and her enclosure mate, Ozma — who is a mere 33 years old! — celebrated by chowing down on frozen-banana-with-raisins birthday treats made by their caretaker Jodi. Endora is still going strong and has smashed records for the oldest captive aye-aye […]

LIMITED EDITION holiday adoption package now available!

This season, give the gift of lemurs! The DLC’s popular Adopt a Lemur program is thrilled to announce a special holiday adoption package featuring black and white ruffed lemur Halley! This special adoption gift is $75 and can be sent to your loved ones anywhere within the United States. We’ve also redesigned our adoption materials specifically […]

Mission: Madagascar Fall Benefit 2018 — Recap and Image Gallery

October 6, 2018 was an evening of celebration and support for the Duke Lemur Center’s Madagascar Conservation Programs. Thank you to all donors, sponsors and friends – as well as DLC staff, volunteers, researchers, and lemurs – who made the evening a success! Together, we raised nearly $50,000 to support our community-based conservation programs in Madagascar. A […]