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Fossil Friday: A subfossil baby lemur

By Matt Borths, Curator of the Duke Lemur Center’s Division of Fossil Primates. In honor of baby Coquerel’s sifaka Marie’s big media debut, here’s a baby lemur from the Division of Fossil Primates! (Seriously, if you haven’t seen the video of Marie that was uploaded yesterday, find your way to it now. The fossils will wait, […]



Welcome Marie, the Duke Lemur Center’s first infant of the season!

Duke welcomes the newest granddaughter of Jovian, the famous Zoboomafoo Here at the Duke Lemur Center, birth season has begun! Please join us in celebrating the arrival of Marie, a critically endangered Coquerel’s sifaka born February 23, 2019 to first-time parents Gertrude and Remus! In the Northern Hemisphere, Coquerel’s sifakas are typically born between December […]



Vote for us!

Woohoo! The first round of voting for the INDY’s Best of the Triangle Awards is over, and the Duke Lemur Center is a finalist in five categories! Please vote for us in the final round! We would love to win – it’s such great exposure for the DLC and our lemurs! Website for voting:  https://indyweek.com/indy-weeks-best-of-the-triangle/2019-best-of-the-triangle-ballot  […]



Enrichment Is Fun! Twins Harriot and Helene play with feeder balls

Enrichment is fun! And, as 10-month-old twins Harriot and Helene demonstrate here, it can be super cute, too! Did you know that one of the most important aspects of lemur care at the DLC is enrichment? Daily enrichment is an essential part of animal welfare to promote curiosity, exploration, and mental stimulation. Whether it’s weaving […]