Behind-The-Scenes: How Duke Lemur Center's Jovian Came To Be A PBS Star

Nov 12, 2014
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This is the story of how Jovian, a Coquerel’s sifaka, became the the "leaping, prancing otherworldly star" of the PBS KIDS show Zoboomafoo. Jovian died Monday at the Duke Lemur Center. He was 20 years old.

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Durham, NC - Jovian, in a contemplative mood at the Duke Lemur Center. A quiet sadness spread over the Duke Lemur Center staff on Monday as news spread that Jovian, a much-loved Coquerel's sifaka had died of kidney failure at the age of 20.5 years.

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