Niki Barnett Education/Development Associate - Education Manager at the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, NC.
This interactive presentation focuses on lemurs and what makes them one of the most unique primates in the world. Madagascar has been isolated from other land masses for 80 million years. As a result, the plants and animals of Madagascar have adapted in unique and special ways. More than half of the plants and animals in Madagascar cannot be found anywhere else on Earth. This includes lemurs. The main discussion points include: What is a lemur? What are some of their characteristics and behaviors? What are some of the interesting aspects of individual species? What are the main threats to lemurs in Madagascar?
The function of the Duke Lemur Center as well as what students can do to help the conservation of lemurs is also covered.