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2018 Lemur Day Festival in Madagascar

By Marina Blanco, Ph.D., DLC-SAVA Post-Doctoral Project Coordinator The “Lemur Day Festival” was celebrated on Halloween in the SAVA region of Madagascar this year! DLC-SAVA Conservation, along with NGOs like World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and others assisted with the organization and celebrated the day with school students in […]



DATES ANNOUNCED: Magical Madagascar EcoTour 2019

Join our Conservation Coordinator, Charlie Welch, for the trip of a lifetime this summer! You do NOT need to be a Duke alumnus/a to join us for this amazing tour of Madagascar! Lots more info available here, including a gorgeous multi-page brochure: https://lemur.duke.edu/protect/madagascar-ecotour/. We hope you’ll join us!



Fossil Friday: Aegyptopithicus

By Matt Borths, Curator of the Duke Lemur Center’s Division of Fossil Primates. This Fossil Friday, meet a primate in your own family tree: Aegyptopithecus, whose name means “The Egyptian Monkey.” This 30-million-year-old face would make a great template for a jack o’ lantern! Aegyptopithecus was named by Elwyn Simons — the father of modern primate paleontology and […]



Plants Can’t Talk. But Some Fruits Say ‘Eat Me’ to Animals.

“Some plants in Madagascar may have evolved fruit colors so that they can be seen by lemurs that are red-green colorblind.” Super interesting article — and a Duke University researcher is featured too! Plants Can’t Talk. But Some Fruits Say ‘Eat Me’ to Animals. By JoAnna Klein. Originally published in the New York Times on October 9, 2018. Read […]