Infant Announcement: Mouse lemur TWINS born at the DLC!

Meet the DLC’s newest arrivals: grey mouse lemur twins Cedar and Magnolia! This tiny brother-sister pair was born to parents Sriracha and Prickly Pear on July 30, 2019. Both were weighed for the first time on August 1 (48 hours after birth), tipping the scales at 7.6 grams each — the weight of three U.S. […]

Three New Programs Launched: Advancing lemur care and management in Madagascar

By Vanessa Moss and Andrea Katz The launch of three brand-new training programs The DLC’s bond with Madagascar has grown even stronger this year with the launch of three training programs that promise to improve lemur care and welfare in both the lemurs’ native and adoptive homes. This spring, through our first-ever collaboration with Mad […]

Photo Essay: Annual sumac harvest for sifakas begins again

It’s that of year again: DLC technicians, equipped with ample supplies of sunscreen, bug spray, water, and clippers, are heading out into the field for the annual month-long period of sumac harvesting! The Lemur Center’s seven chest freezers, all empty since the start of spring, need to be filled with freshly harvested sumac leaves so […]

VIDEO + AUDIO: What do lemurs sound like?

Have you ever wondered what a lemur sounds like? If so, then this video — which is chock full of shrieks, grunts, barks, moos, eeps, and trills — is for you! Lemurs communicate using scent, sight, and sound. Each species has its own “vocabulary” of vocalizations, which may be used to alert fellow group members […]