If you’re in need of some good news, here it is: the Duke Lemur Center saw the birth of two new lemurs in January.
Terence, a Coquerel’s sifaka lemur, was born Jan. 21 this year. Terence is the nephew of the famed Zoboomafoo, another sifaka lemur. Didius, the grandson of Zoboomafoo, was born one day after him on Jan. 22.
“The arrivals of these two infants remind us, even in difficult times, of the power that lemurs have to make us smile,” said Greg Dye, executive director of the Duke Lemur Center, on their website.
Megan McGrath, education programs manager of the Duke Lemur Center, said Terrence and Didius are in a fun stage of their lives where they are starting to get brave and do things on their own. But if their mom gets too far away, they call and make her come back.
“I watched as Didius got really brave and hopped off his mom, Gisela,” McGrath said. “And then Gisela went off into another area of their enclosure, and Didius got a little less brave and did a little lost call for her, and she immediately hopped back over and he climbed onto her, and he climbed around with her.”