Established in 1966, the Duke Lemur Center is the world’s largest sanctuary for rare and endangered prosimian primates. They house 233 lemurs encompassing 15 species. Lemurs, the ancient relatives of monkeys, apes, & humans, evolved in isolation on the island of Madagascar, but face extinction today. Tours of the Center (Mon. through Sun.) are available by appointment. Near Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast of Durham, NC. http://blog.moreheadmanor.com/2015/05/duke-lemur-center-in-durham.html
"Lemur Babies of Older Moms Less Likely to Get Hurt...Of all the factors studied, the one that had the most significant impact on infant injury and survival rates was the age of the mother. Infants that avoided injury were born to mothers who were two years older on average than the mothers of infants that were badly bitten. The results held up even when the mothers were first-time moms..."
Falling in love with the world’s most endangered primates: "The Duke Lemur Center is a magical place, where even a seasoned biologist like me can be star struck by such rare and beautiful animals ... If you’re ever in the Raleigh/Durham area, I strongly suggest you make the time stop by the Duke Lemur Center and see for yourself." -Christie Wilcox, science writer and blogger