Duke Lemur Center http://wunc.org en Lemurs In 3-D http://wunc.org/post/lemurs-3-d <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Sixty-five million years ago, ancestors of lemurs journeyed from Africa to Madagascar on a raft of vegetation. This explanation for their arrival, now widely accepted, was the dissertation of <a href="http://biology.duke.edu/yoderlab/">Anne Yoder</a>, director of the <a href="http://lemur.duke.edu/">Duke Lemur Center</a>. It is also the subject of a new IMAX movie, "<a href="https://www.imax.com/movies/m/island-of-lemurs-madagascar/">Island of Lemurs: Madagascar</a>". Many of the lemurs that star in the film are Durham residents who were trained locally by behavioral manager Meg Dye.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 16:18:54 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 35034 at http://wunc.org Lemurs In 3-D [PHOTOS] Love Is In The Air With Lemurs, Duke Study Finds http://wunc.org/post/photos-love-air-lemurs-duke-study-finds <p>Lemur couples with infants start to smell alike. Oh sure, they smelled differently before they had offspring. But pretty soon, the lemur lovers start mirroring each other's scents. Even their "scent-marking" odor begins to change. Researchers think the change in scent could be a way to mark territory, or it could be a way to advertise their relationship to all the other would-be mates.</p><p>The study findings are in the&nbsp; February issue of&nbsp; Animal Behavior.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:29:49 +0000 Carol Jackson 30594 at http://wunc.org [PHOTOS] Love Is In The Air With Lemurs, Duke Study Finds Studying Lemur Hibernation Could Explain The Benefits Of Sleep http://wunc.org/post/studying-lemur-hibernation-could-explain-benefits-sleep <p>Researchers at Duke University say studying hibernation in a certain species of lemur is giving them a better understanding of how sleep might help people with serious injuries or diseases.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 21:01:29 +0000 Will Michaels 21928 at http://wunc.org Studying Lemur Hibernation Could Explain The Benefits Of Sleep Want To Hang Out With Lemurs? Duke Lemur Center Invites Visitors http://wunc.org/post/want-hang-out-lemurs-duke-lemur-center-invites-visitors <p>A Walking with Lemurs tour at the <a href="http://lemur.duke.edu/tours/tour-information/">Duke Lemur Center</a> might just seem like an ordinary walk through the woods at first. But at the rustle of a food bucket, tiny, energetic animals begin to descend from the treetops, and you know you’re not walking in any normal forest. Lemurs zip past you at will, some of them with tiny infants clinging to their backs, and there are no barriers between you and the furry primates. Wed, 08 May 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 14992 at http://wunc.org Want To Hang Out With Lemurs? Duke Lemur Center Invites Visitors