Duke Lemur Center

Forget his n’ hers watches this Valentine’s Day: A species of lemur prefers a set of matching scents. In a move that can only make master perfumers green with envy, pairs of Coquerel’s sifakas (Propithecus coquereli) that have mated and produced offspring alter their natural scents to smell alike. Primatologists at the Duke Lemur Center in Durham,...

Ever wished you could hibernate? Ask a fat-tailed dwarf lemur how it’s done. These mini-primates have a talent that could help save human lives. Fat-tailed dwarf lemurs are the only primates that can hibernate, according to a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE. And lemurs are unique in that they can go the entire hibernation...