Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Lemurs

On Saturday I went on a tour of Duke University's Lemur Center with 14 other people on a Meetup event.

There's one of the lemurs over there on the left. Cute fellow, eh?

I'd done the tour once before, a number of years ago, as an extracurricular activity during a science conference. It was a lot better that time. Maybe because we were scientists, they really gave us good access that time. On Saturday we just got a brief tour of the tourist version of the nocturnal and diurnal cages.

It was interesting, particularly because Keith, the guide, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. But it just didn't compare well to the tour I had back a few years.

Still, it's always interesting to see other members of our extended biological family. Particularly ones as well suited for their natural environment as lemurs are.








The next two pictures were taken in the nocturnal cage. I took around 20 pictures in there but none came out well. It wasn't so much the lack of light, as you can see by my picture of the other humans on the tour, but rather the fast movements by the lemurs and the dirtiness of the windows. The combination really made it difficult to get anything but streaky blurs on my photos. :-(




Always nice to have cautionary signs like that. There's a lot of people that should have a similar sign around their neck. :-D

1 comment:

Teresa said...

Well... that's just creepy!