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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 […]



New IUCN Conservation Assessments: Coquerel’s sifakas now Critically Endangered

By DLC research scientists Marina Blanco, Ph.D. and Lydia Greene, Ph.D. The new conservation assessments for Madagascar’s 107 lemur species have been released by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the updates are, to say the least, alarming. Since the previous assessment, many species have been uplisted, meaning that they are now considered […]



GUEST BLOG: A Field Test with the Lemurs

Written by Keriann McGoogan, Ph.D. It was 2009 and the peak of the dry season in Ankarafantsika National Park, northwest Madagascar. That meant that it was hot. Like, crazy hot. I fanned myself with my data book as I stood in the middle of the forest. My job as a primatologist was to find and […]



100 LEMURS Collaboration with Artist Rachel Hudson

100 days of lemurs We’re thrilled to announce that 4/7/2020 marks the first day of 100 LEMURS, an international collaboration between the Duke Lemur Center, a world leader in the study, care, and conservation of lemurs, and Rachel Hudson, an award-winning wildlife illustrator based in the UK! Rachel will illustrate and post one lemur species […]