Saturday, November 22, 2008

Weekends at Duke Lemur Center

You might wonder what it is like for the lemurs at Duke Lemur Center over the weekends. Do they get lonely? No. Tours are available on Saturdays. You can schedule one by calling 919.489.3364.

Also the Primate Technicians are here every day. They arrive before dawn and spend their days caring for these endearing animals. If the nights are unusually cold, someone is here around the clock making sure the colony of prosimian primates is comfortable and safe. They know these animals well. They know if someone is being picked on by their fellow lemurs. They know who has a good appetite, and who might seem a bit listless today. If anything seems amiss, the techs alert our veterinary staff. Our vets know more about lemur medicine than anyone in the world.

Our scientists are the top of their fields, too. Our director is Dr. Anne Yoder. She is an Evolutionary Biologist. Dr. Yoder is pictured above with a Sifaka. If you want to know more about Dr. Yoder and Evolutionary Biology, click here.

If you would like to support the work done at the Duke Lemur Center, click here.

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