New HIGHEST PRIORITY giving opportunity for lemur vet care

New x-ray system needed – $75,000 The Duke Lemur Center has a new and “highest priority” major gift opportunity within its veterinary department. This is a $75,000 need/opportunity, and we would be thrilled to recognize the donor with a special plaque on or beside the machine during its lifetime. Here is a note from our […]

52 years of lemur data available online

A 52-year archive of life history data for the world’s largest and most diverse population of endangered primates is now available for free download online. Fully updated in February 2019, the Duke Lemur Center database allows visitors to view and download data for more than 3,700 animals representing 27 species of lemurs, lorises, and galagos. […]

Lemur Center Names Greg Dye New Executive Director

By Robin Smith. February 13, 2019. DURHAM, N.C. — Lemurs and killer whales have more in common than you might think. Sure, one prefers bananas and the other fish. And while lemurs are cat-sized, killer whales can grow to nearly the size of a bus. But both creatures can form friendships, solve puzzles and live […]

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Into the Wild: Surviving Pioneer Lemurs Celebrate A Decade In The Rain Forest

By Karl Bates. Originally published November 2007: Sarph lives. He’s nearly 15 years old, and he knows where the predators lurk, where to find food, and how to make a baby with his wild-born mate. Seven-year-old brothers Tany and Masoandro are there too, in the steep and steamy rainforest of the Betampona Reserve in northeastern […]