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Happy holidays to all, including our stinky crowned lemur buddies!

Happy holidays to all, including our stinky crowned lemur buddies! Commentary on each photo — click to each image to read 🙂 Check out the original source of this article here

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Happy holidays to all, including our stinky crowned lemur buddies!

Happy holidays to all, including our stinky crowned lemur buddies! Commentary on each photo — click to each image to read 🙂 Check out the original source of this article here

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Notes from the Field, Part III: Final Thoughts

In the Duke Lemur Center’s new “Notes from the Field” series, we follow DLC researcher and SAVA Conservation Project Coordinator Marina Blanco on a field expedition to Madagascar. This is the final entry in our multi-part series. Woolly lemur (avahi) Furry-eared dwarf lemur

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Notes from the Field, Part III: Final Thoughts

In the Duke Lemur Center’s new “Notes from the Field” series, we follow DLC researcher and SAVA Conservation Project Coordinator Marina Blanco on a field expedition to Madagascar. This is the final entry in our multi-part series. Woolly lemur (avahi) Furry-eared dwarf lemur

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Yesterday, Sprite’s ring-tailed lemur group (NHE 9) was in a state of agitation …

Yesterday, Sprite’s ring-tailed lemur group (NHE 9) was in a state of agitation — all were in the trees sounding the terrestrial predator alarm call unique to ring-tails. At the DLC, if a Lemur catta sees something threatening on the

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Yesterday, Sprite’s ring-tailed lemur group (NHE 9) was in a state of agitation …

Yesterday, Sprite’s ring-tailed lemur group (NHE 9) was in a state of agitation — all were in the trees sounding the terrestrial predator alarm call unique to ring-tails. At the DLC, if a Lemur catta sees something threatening on the

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Titan, a red ruff lemur, lolls in the sunshine during a “Walking with Lemurs”

Titan, a red ruff lemur, lolls in the sunshine during a “Walking with Lemurs” tour last Friday. He really knows how to ham it up, much to the amusement of our guests 😛 Book your own tour today! http://lemur.duke.edu/visit/tours/ Check

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Titan, a red ruff lemur, lolls in the sunshine during a “Walking with Lemurs”

Titan, a red ruff lemur, lolls in the sunshine during a “Walking with Lemurs” tour last Friday. He really knows how to ham it up, much to the amusement of our guests 😛 Book your own tour today! http://lemur.duke.edu/visit/tours/ Check

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The Planet Earth II trailer is totally epic. And yes, that *IS* a lemur in the opening shot!

The Planet Earth II trailer is totally epic. And yes, that *IS* a lemur – an indri, the largest living lemur – in the opening shot! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8aFcHFu8QM 10 years ago Planet Earth changed our view of the world. Now we

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The Planet Earth II trailer is totally epic. And yes, that *IS* a lemur in the opening shot!

The Planet Earth II trailer is totally epic. And yes, that *IS* a lemur – an indri, the largest living lemur – in the opening shot! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8aFcHFu8QM 10 years ago Planet Earth changed our view of the world. Now we

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Lemurs play with computers

When I started working at the Lemur Center in 1982, there were zero computers here, but by 2002 (a mere 20 years later) even the lemurs had computers! In 2002, select ring-tailed, blue-eyed and mongoose lemurs got to play around

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Lemurs play with computers

When I started working at the Lemur Center in 1982, there were zero computers here, but by 2002 (a mere 20 years later) even the lemurs had computers! In 2002, select ring-tailed, blue-eyed and mongoose lemurs got to play around

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At the Lemur Center 32% of all crowned lemur births are twins

At the Lemur Center 32% of all crowned lemur births are twins, but infant mortality in this species is high in captivity. Of the 69 crowned lemur births at the DLC, there have been 11 sets of twins, but both

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At the Lemur Center 32% of all crowned lemur births are twins

At the Lemur Center 32% of all crowned lemur births are twins, but infant mortality in this species is high in captivity. Of the 69 crowned lemur births at the DLC, there have been 11 sets of twins, but both

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Duke Lemur Center’s 50th Anniversary

We all know that FEMALES rule in the world of lemurs! But have you ever wondered why? We are celebrating 50 years of lemurs and bringing the top lemur scientists and conservationists from across the planet to Durham, NC on

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Duke Lemur Center’s 50th Anniversary

We all know that FEMALES rule in the world of lemurs! But have you ever wondered why? We are celebrating 50 years of lemurs and bringing the top lemur scientists and conservationists from across the planet to Durham, NC on

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CNN is here painting with the critically endangered lemur family of blue-eyed bl…

CNN is here painting with the critically endangered lemur family of blue-eyed blacks, Wiig, Hiddleston, and Murphy. This little family is named for other famous blue eyed primates, Kristen Wiig, Tom Hiddleston and Cillian Murphy. The lemurs are having a

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CNN is here painting with the critically endangered lemur family of blue-eyed bl…

CNN is here painting with the critically endangered lemur family of blue-eyed blacks, Wiig, Hiddleston, and Murphy. This little family is named for other famous blue eyed primates, Kristen Wiig, Tom Hiddleston and Cillian Murphy. The lemurs are having a

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Introducing Cholula, Barley and Hops!

Introducing Cholula, Barley and Hops! Mouse Lemur Triplets The world’s critically endangered lemur population has just increased by three baby mouse lemurs. These three mighty lemurs only increased the world lemur weight by 7 grams each! Each baby weighs about

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Introducing Cholula, Barley and Hops!

Introducing Cholula, Barley and Hops! Mouse Lemur Triplets The world’s critically endangered lemur population has just increased by three baby mouse lemurs. These three mighty lemurs only increased the world lemur weight by 7 grams each! Each baby weighs about

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Black-and-white ruffed lemur infants, Astro and Cosmo

Black-and-white ruffed lemur infants, Astro and Cosmo (darker eyes) are 50 days old, and are now mobile enough to navigate from their outdoor cages to the cooler indoors without their mother Halley’s assistance. This comes in handy on days like

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Black-and-white ruffed lemur infants, Astro and Cosmo

Black-and-white ruffed lemur infants, Astro and Cosmo (darker eyes) are 50 days old, and are now mobile enough to navigate from their outdoor cages to the cooler indoors without their mother Halley’s assistance. This comes in handy on days like

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Lemur love at first sight

This past Friday, two year old crowned lemur male, Anhotep, was introduced to three year old female, Aria, to form a new breeding pair, and it was pretty much love at first sight. Within minutes of their introduction, the pair

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Lemur love at first sight

This past Friday, two year old crowned lemur male, Anhotep, was introduced to three year old female, Aria, to form a new breeding pair, and it was pretty much love at first sight. Within minutes of their introduction, the pair

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This absurdly adorable mouse lemur lets scientists travel back in time

While there’s no question that human activities such as logging and slash-and-burn agriculture have dramatically altered Madagascar’s forests since the first settlers arrived about 2000 years ago, just how much of the island was forested before people got there remains

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This absurdly adorable mouse lemur lets scientists travel back in time

While there’s no question that human activities such as logging and slash-and-burn agriculture have dramatically altered Madagascar’s forests since the first settlers arrived about 2000 years ago, just how much of the island was forested before people got there remains

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Ring-tailed lemur infant, Griselda is now 3.5 months old!

Ring-tailed lemur infant, Griselda is now 3.5 months old, and is spending less and less time riding on Mom Liesl, and more and more time either exploring the forest on her own, or playing like a crazy lemur in the

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Ring-tailed lemur infant, Griselda is now 3.5 months old!

Ring-tailed lemur infant, Griselda is now 3.5 months old, and is spending less and less time riding on Mom Liesl, and more and more time either exploring the forest on her own, or playing like a crazy lemur in the

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The DLC’s 2016 ruffed lemur infants (two sets of twins) are one month old today!

The DLC’s 2016 ruffed lemur infants (two sets of twins) are one month old today! Black-and-white ruffed female Halley (only three years old) gave birth to her first infants (boys named Cosmo and Astro) on June 8th. On the same

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The DLC’s 2016 ruffed lemur infants (two sets of twins) are one month old today!

The DLC’s 2016 ruffed lemur infants (two sets of twins) are one month old today! Black-and-white ruffed female Halley (only three years old) gave birth to her first infants (boys named Cosmo and Astro) on June 8th. On the same

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Home School Academy Student Logan blogs about Aye-Aye and Coquerel Sifaka lemurs

July, 2016 — During the spring session of the Lemur Learning Homeschool Academy, students wrote about two of their favorite lemur species. They compared and contrasted their physical characteristics, behavior (social systems, breeding, communication), and habitat in the wild. They

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Home School Academy Student Logan blogs about Aye-Aye and Coquerel Sifaka lemurs

July, 2016 — During the spring session of the Lemur Learning Homeschool Academy, students wrote about two of their favorite lemur species. They compared and contrasted their physical characteristics, behavior (social systems, breeding, communication), and habitat in the wild. They

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Meet Dozier, a 32 day old male collared lemur at the DLC

Meet Dozier, a 32 day old male collared lemur born on the 4th of June to young parents Quentin and Odette. This is the first surviving collared lemur birth at the DLC since spring of 1994! Between 1970 and 1994

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Meet Dozier, a 32 day old male collared lemur at the DLC

Meet Dozier, a 32 day old male collared lemur born on the 4th of June to young parents Quentin and Odette. This is the first surviving collared lemur birth at the DLC since spring of 1994! Between 1970 and 1994

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Thirteen month old red-ruffed lemur, Bode, is loving the huge amount of space pr…

Thirteen month old red-ruffed lemur, Bode, is loving the huge amount of space provided by his new summer housing. Living with his parents, Pyxis (21) and Borealis (28), is sometimes a bit of a drag for the super playful and

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Thirteen month old red-ruffed lemur, Bode, is loving the huge amount of space pr…

Thirteen month old red-ruffed lemur, Bode, is loving the huge amount of space provided by his new summer housing. Living with his parents, Pyxis (21) and Borealis (28), is sometimes a bit of a drag for the super playful and

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Sophia’s ring-tailed lemur group re-marking their territory

Sophia’s ring-tailed lemur group has not been free ranging since 13th June, due to illness, but all six members are now all well, so they were released back into the forest today! Of course Sophia (with 11 week old infants

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Sophia’s ring-tailed lemur group re-marking their territory

Sophia’s ring-tailed lemur group has not been free ranging since 13th June, due to illness, but all six members are now all well, so they were released back into the forest today! Of course Sophia (with 11 week old infants

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Hostilian, the Lemur Center’s famous ‘Blizzard Baby”, is now five months old!

It’s hard to believe, but Hostilian, the Lemur Center’s famous ‘Blizzard Baby”, is now five months old! He enjoys hanging out in the forest with his mom, Gisela, and Dad, Rupert (out of sight, keeping a safe distance from the

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Hostilian, the Lemur Center’s famous ‘Blizzard Baby”, is now five months old!

It’s hard to believe, but Hostilian, the Lemur Center’s famous ‘Blizzard Baby”, is now five months old! He enjoys hanging out in the forest with his mom, Gisela, and Dad, Rupert (out of sight, keeping a safe distance from the

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39 day old baby crowned lemur at the DLC

Baby lemur! Our crowned lemur female Seshat’s infant, a 39 day old male named Kek, is thriving! He lives with his Mom, his Dad Mosi, sister Seshen, and brother Anhotep. Crowned lemurs are one of many Endangered lemur species in

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39 day old baby crowned lemur at the DLC

Baby lemur! Our crowned lemur female Seshat’s infant, a 39 day old male named Kek, is thriving! He lives with his Mom, his Dad Mosi, sister Seshen, and brother Anhotep. Crowned lemurs are one of many Endangered lemur species in

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As Father’s Day approaches, two month old mongoose lemur shows some love to her dad

As Father’s Day approaches, two month old mongoose lemur Bonita, reaches out to her Dad, Duggan. Photo by David Haring. Check out the original source of this article here

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As Father’s Day approaches, two month old mongoose lemur shows some love to her dad

As Father’s Day approaches, two month old mongoose lemur Bonita, reaches out to her Dad, Duggan. Photo by David Haring. Check out the original source of this article here

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Legendary lemur Aracus celebrates his 25th birthday with a frozen “banana ball”

Legendary lemur Aracus celebrates his 25th birthday with a frozen “banana ball” treat that his technician Bevan Clark prepared for him. Congratulations, Aracus! Long may you wave your stinky tail in all its odiferous glory! Photo by David Haring. Check

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Legendary lemur Aracus celebrates his 25th birthday with a frozen “banana ball”

Legendary lemur Aracus celebrates his 25th birthday with a frozen “banana ball” treat that his technician Bevan Clark prepared for him. Congratulations, Aracus! Long may you wave your stinky tail in all its odiferous glory! Photo by David Haring. Check

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The DLC is proud to announce the birth of a blue-eyed black lemur (Eulemur flavi…

The DLC is proud to announce the birth of a blue-eyed black lemur (Eulemur flavifrons)! The DLC has had 3 successful blue-eyed black lemur infants born this spring (two males, one female), including this male born to Wiig (and mate

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The DLC is proud to announce the birth of a blue-eyed black lemur (Eulemur flavi…

The DLC is proud to announce the birth of a blue-eyed black lemur (Eulemur flavifrons)! The DLC has had 3 successful blue-eyed black lemur infants born this spring (two males, one female), including this male born to Wiig (and mate

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Happy lemur birthday! Valeria, a juvenile sifaka who DLC veterinarian Dr. Schopl…

Happy lemur birthday! Valeria, a juvenile sifaka who DLC veterinarian Dr. Schopler delivered via C section last January (but NOT in a blizzard!), just celebrated her first birthday January 28th. Photo by David Haring. Check out the original source of

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Happy lemur birthday! Valeria, a juvenile sifaka who DLC veterinarian Dr. Schopl…

Happy lemur birthday! Valeria, a juvenile sifaka who DLC veterinarian Dr. Schopler delivered via C section last January (but NOT in a blizzard!), just celebrated her first birthday January 28th. Photo by David Haring. Check out the original source of

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