Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Holiday Presents You Just Can't Beat

Cilantro, a Mouse lemur hoping he'll be adopted
Photo by David Haring, Duke Lemur Center Registrar and Photographer

If you're looking for a fun, informative present for the holiday season, consider adopting a lemur from Duke Lemur Center. My husband and I sent adoptions to all our friends, and the feedback has been great. Our son wanted to know if he was the only one with adoption rights to Cilantro, and the answer was, "No!" The more people who adopt an animal the better.

The adoption donation is used to care for the animals, who, of course, stay here at the Duke Lemur Center. But our son and anyone else who receives an adoption will get a picture, species facts, and some personal information about their animal. You will have helped an endangered species. Win/win!

6 comments:

  1. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Susan

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  2. Susan, we're so glad you found us. Do keep coming back. Coming soon are comments from a wonderful second grade class who made the passing of Titus, the last golden-crowned sifaka in captivity, a lesson and then wrote to comfort us in our loss. They are wise and dear!

    Then our researchers are going to weigh in and share some of their work. All our research is non-invasive. Our animals do go to the vet - which from their point of view may feel invasive - but they experience the same sorts of procedures that our pets undergo for their health and safety. As our Director of Research say, "We don't ask the lemurs to do anything, we wouldn't do." They may wear a backpack, or put on a silly hat and walk across the room, but our researchers work very hard to do no harm!

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  3. We love your mouse lemur pics! I've always found it fascinating that you can hold a relatively close human relative in the palm of your hand! It was really exciting getting to photograph one in the wild last year.

    We are promoting your Adopt a Lemur program on Facebook, our Ning site and directly to friends and relatives.

    -Dan & Mika

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  4. Dan and Mika, we really appreciate your passion for Madagascar, for lemurs, and for the Duke Lemur Center! Thank you for your support. It means a lot to the people at the DLC. It means even more to the lemurs and their future.
    Lari

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  5. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Susan

    http://www.car-insurance-choices.com

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  6. We just adopted Cilantro. We plan to renew for the duration of his life.

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