Lemurs in Danger: NC Public Radio interview with DLC curator and veterinarian Cathy Williams

Lemurs in Danger: Why the wide-eyed primate is under threat By Laura Pellicer and Frank Stasio Aired August 7, 2018 on WUNC 91.5 North Carolina Public Radio The vast majority of lemur species are under threat, according to a new review from a group of international conservationists. The group convened by the International Union for […]

NEW Mobile Genetics Laboratory: Sample analysis and student training in Madagascar

By Lydia Greene, DLC researcher and Duke Ph.D. candidate; and Marina Blanco, Ph.D., DLC-SAVA Conservation Coordinator Since the advent of the genetics revolution, researchers have flocked to Madagascar to collect lemur samples for sequencing. Such analyses can provide a wealth of information for empiricists, by asking questions like “How did lemurs evolve?” and “When did they […]

Lemurs can smell weakness in each other

By Robin Smith. Published in Duke Today on June 28, 2018. Read the original HERE. Some people watch the competition carefully for the slightest signs of weakness. Lemurs, on the other hand, just give them a sniff. These primates from Madagascar can tell that a fellow lemur is weaker just by the natural scents they […]

Collaboration and Improvisation: Lemur Center vets use 3-D printing technology to plan aye-aye oral surgery

What’s a veterinarian to do when faced with a challenging surgery on a rare species about which no veterinary manuals are written? As the veterinary staff at the Duke Lemur Center have learned, first you evaluate what you have; then you extrapolate from what you know about other species; then you collaborate and improvise! If […]