Critically endangered lemurs find a haven with the Blue Devils

By Kennedy Erdossy

More than 39 species of lemurs have lived at the Duke Lemur Center, including this Black and White Ruffed Lemur (Photo courtesy of Duke Lemur Center).

Duke University is associated with many things: Basketball, Blue Devils and gothic architecture. Most people probably don’t think of endangered primates and the protection of their species.

Yet the Duke Lemur Center hosts the largest, most diverse population of lemurs outside of their native Madagascar.

Kennedy Erdossy visited Durham to learn more.

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