A Sifaka lemur becomes a blur as it leaps through the air toward a new perch.
A Sifaka tries out a cute sitting position at the Duke Lemur Center.
Fences and trees alike become spots to hang for Sifaka Lemurs.
A ring-tailed lemur investigates scent-smeared dowels indoors at the Duke Lemur Center.
Ring-Tailed Lemur Scent Marks
A ring-tailed lemur scent-marks a wooden dowel. Scent is an important method of communication for lemurs.
A lemur investigates guests at the Duke Lemur Center
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Stephanie Pappas is a contributing writer for Live Science, covering topics ranging from geoscience to archaeology to the human brain and behavior. She was previously a senior writer for Live Science but is now a freelancer based in Denver, Colorado, and regularly contributes to Scientific American and The Monitor, the monthly magazine of the American Psychological Association. Stephanie received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz.