NEW PAPER! The critical role of dietary foliage in maintaining sifakas’ gut microbiome

New paper out on the sifaka gut microbiome and metabolome relative to the quality of dietary foliage, using non-invasive research done right here at the Duke Lemur Center! Read the full article here:

For a great introduction to the gut microbiome, why it’s critical for lemurs’ health, and the practical use and benefits of the DLC’s non-invasive research, read Lydia Greene’s excellent and accessible article “Fiber and Feces: ‘Lettus’ Research!”

In fact, gut microbiome research is so critical for lemurs’ health that the DLC is raising funds for a new research wing with gut microbiome center! Learn more HERE, or reach out to the DLC’s development officer, Mary Paisley, for more information: or (919) 401-7252.