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Want to put your old smartphone to good use? Consider donating it to the DLC!

“Calling” all lemur lovers! 📞 Want to put your old Android phone to good use? The DLC is looking for donations of Android phones to use with our mouse lemurs and touchscreen cognition studies! In the past, researcher Ray Vagell has used tablet computers for touchscreen color vision research with ruffed lemurs; now, we’d like […]



Fossil Friday: Babakotia, an extinct sloth lemur

By Matt Borths, Curator of the Duke Lemur Center’s Division of Fossil Primates. Happy #FossilFriday! (Or #TGIFF as we say at the Division of Fossil Primates!) Today we’re seeing double as Vicki, our fossil preparator,* finishes a cast of Babakotia, an extinct lemur that was built like a sloth! The name Babakotia comes from the Malagasy word for […]



Fossil Friday: Archaeolemur

By Matt Borths, Curator of the Duke Lemur Center’s Division of Fossil Primates. This jaw is from the extinct giant lemur Archaeolemur, which means “ancient lemur” even though it probably only went extinct a few centuries ago in Madagascar. Like all lemurs, Archaeolemur has a tooth comb, a forward-facing fusion of its incisors and canines. That […]



Save the lemurs! Eat the crickets!

By Matt Simon. Published on Wired.com on March 5, 2019: https://www.wired.com/story/save-the-lemurs-eat-the-crickets. “One group of researchers and conservationists thinks it can also use edible insects to save endangered mammals. They’ve spent the past few years developing a program to encourage the people of Madagascar—who have historically consumed insects—to re-embrace bugs as a source of protein. That […]