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Biologists deciphering complex lemur scent language
... which they are assiduously sampling and analyzing lemur
scents and testing behavioral responses to those s...als. "Until now, there had been general studies on lemur
scent-marking patterns including sex and seasonal differences," said Drea, who is an assistant profe...
Duke commits to enhance Primate Center
...aptations, sensory capabilities and metabolisms of lemur
species. Officials said that future studies will focus on the unique history by which lemurs and other prosimians evolved from an ancient common ancestor in parallel with anthropoids, the primate group that includes monkeys, apes and humans. Sometime...
Diet researcher asks how now lemur chow?
... technician Jennifer Campbell mounded two piles of lemur
food -- one large, one much smaller -- on a table ...State University by conducting landmark studies of lemur
nutrition that are sure to influence the health and reproduction of some of the world's most endange...
Scientists get no-strings awards for biodiversity leadership
...essfully for a new national park in Peru; studying lemur
populations in Madagascar; organizing a cooperativ... diversity, with special attention to the island's lemur
populations and their close relatives on the nearby African continent. Lemurs, which are generally s...
Earliest evidence of lemurs discovered in Pakistan, far from their current home, Science reports
... possible Asian origin instead. The discovery of a lemur
fossil on the Indian subcontinent was "totally une...ed Bugtilemur mathesoni , the 30 million year old lemur
species provides an extremely rare glimpse into the evolution of strepsirrhine primates, which consi...
Kangaroo, platypus are not related after all; Duke scientists refute current molecular method of classifying mammals
...abbit, cow, pig, bat, tree shrew, colugo, ringtail lemur
and humans. "This is the first molecular evolutionary study that seriously and powerfully says the paleontologists have been right all along in grouping mammals the way they did," said Killian. "It turns out that common sense is correct." The...
Lemur 'Juliet' dies in Madagascar
...- Efforts to rescue a highly endangered species of lemur
were dealt a setback with the death early Friday morning of the lemur
known as Juliet, in a Madagascar zoological park where she was being acclimatized to captivity. Des...
Lemur 'Juliet' may be new subspecies; no mate for 'Romeo'
...ed from an expedition to capture a mate for a rare lemur
"Romeo" report that the "Juliet" they captured may...ought are "diademed sifakas" -- the largest living lemur
and considered among the most beautiful of primates, with lush fur of yellow, orange, gray, white an...
A 'Juliet' is found for the rare lemur Romeo
...mals are "diademed sifakas" -- the largest living lemur
andconsidered among the most beautiful of primates...nd the male are beingacclimatized is a combination lemur
breeding facility, zoo, education center andtourist attraction developed over the past decade by the...
Duke expedition to rescue rare lemurs
...capture five diademed sifakas -- thelargest living lemur
and considered among the most beautiful of primate...atization site forthe new animals is a combination lemur
breeding facility, zoo, education centerand tourist attraction developed over the past decade by the...
From lemurs to gorillas, new book explains primate anatomy
...oped by Simons. Forexample, the book discusses new lemur
species, such as the agile golden crownedsifaka that was first discussed and described by Simons only in 1988. "Among his other achievements, Elwyn's negotiations with the governmentof Madagascar opened the country for scientific research in ...
Lemurs critical to regeneration of Madagascar forests
...ispersed primarily by thebrown lemur. Of the eight lemur
species living in these forests, the brown lemuris the only one that ingests and excretes intact seeds larger than half an inch.Seven of the 20 tree species have seeds this size or bigger. Ganzhorn and his colleagues compared regeneration in forest ...
Four More Lemurs To Be Released Into Madagascar Jungle This Fall
...roblem is critical for lemurs' futures because all lemur
species are nativeonly to Madagascar. The MFG, headquartered at the San Francisco Zoo, was formed in 1988 tocoordinate conservation efforts for Malagasy animals there and abroad. The groupincludes 28 zoos and conservation centers from the U.S...
News Backgrounder: Duke Primate Center Successfully Fosters Mysterious Aye-Ayes
... a section of Duke Forest, is home to16 endangered lemur
species, as well as six other "prosimian" (pre-monkey)species such as lorises and bushbabies. The center is supported by the NationalScience Foundation, Duke University and private donations. For more information, see the center's web site at...
Births Of Rare Lemurs At Duke Primate Center
...itors: To arrange interviews or filming of the new lemur
babies,contact Dorothy Clark or David Haring at (919) 489-3364. A color photo, by DavidHaring, of the hand-raised baby aye-aye being fed is available on the web as ajpeg image at ftp://188.8.131.52/pub/primates >, under the slug "aye-aye." ...
Duke Lemurs Are Released In Madagascar
...ural Reserve, where they will enhancethe dwindling lemur
population. The lemurs are part of a project by th... a traditionalceremony in which they explained the lemur
release project to the ancestorsand asked the ancestors for their blessing," wrote Welch in an e-mai...
Captive Lemurs To Depart For Madagascar Oct. 17 For First Release Into The Wild
... explain such a low census. Black-and-white ruffed lemur
meat is "reportedly thetastiest," they noted in th...roblem is critical for lemurs' futures because all lemur
species are native only to Madagascar. The MFG, headquartered at the San Francisco Zoo, was formed ...
First Planned Release Of Captive Lemurs In Madagascar Wilds Expected In Fall
...pus setting, is now hometo 16 different endangered lemur
species, as well as six other "prosimian"(pre-monk...y explain such a low census.Black and white ruffed lemur
meat is "reportedly the tastiest,"they noted in their restocking proposal. And another possible culp...
'Juliet' Evades Primate Center Expedition
...ologists were unable to capture amate for the rare lemur
called Romeo, in an October 2-16 expedition to the...apture. The diademed sifaka is the largest living lemur
and considered perhaps themost beautiful of primates, with fur of yellow, orange, gray, white andbla...