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It’s an instantly humbling conversation when a donor reaches out to you to share that they are making plans to provide a substantial gift after they pass away, naming us as a beneficiary in any way or as a recipient of part of their estate. Of all the places and worthy causes in this world, […]


On April 12th, the veterinary team at the Duke Lemur Center (DLC) welcomed the newest addition to their blue-eyed black lemur population via a rare–and risky–caesarean section. Ranomasina is considered one of the most significant births that the DLC has seen in recent years because she is the offspring of one of the rarest lemur […]


Photo by Briana Brough Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Duke Lemur Center (DLC) has an impressive number of lemurs; in fact, it’s the largest assemblage of lemurs outside of their native Madagascar. With these animals facing extinction, DLC plays an important role in conservation efforts and continually works to raise awareness about the need to protect […]


Of all Jeannette Rinehart’s many interests, her most cherished pastime involves learning anything and everything about lemurs. Rinehart graduated from Duke University in 1951 and received a bachelor of arts in sociology. She moved to Hagerstown, Maryland, before the Duke Lemur Center opened in 1966. “The Duke Lemur Center was not there when I was […]


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