- This lecture is a production of the Fernbank Museum of Natural History and is suitable for ages 10 and up.
- It is free and open to the public.
- Reservations are recommended.
- Call [masked] to make a reservation. (Visit the Fernbank event page if the phone number appears masked.)
- Tickets for admission to the Museum or to the IMAX® Theatre must be purchased separately.
- Check in at the Museum's ticketing window when you arrive.
- Lecture-only guests will be seated at 3:45 pm.
Aye-Aye Captain: A Primatologist's Tales of Lemurs in Madagascar
Sarah Zohdy, PhD
Department of Environmental Health
Rollins School of Public Health
Brown mouse lemur (Microcebus rufus), courtesy of Sarah Zohdy
The island of Madagascar is home to some of the strangest animals on the planet. Perhaps some of the most well-known residents are lemurs, small primates only found on the island.
Join Sarah Zohdy, who has spent nearly a decade studying these fascinating and adorable creatures, to hear first-hand tales of the smallest primate in the world (the mouse lemur), the most endangered in the world (the greater bamboo lemur), and what is possibly the oddest looking creature on the planet (the aye-aye). Find out about Madagascar’s complex biodiversity and how conservation efforts are making a difference for lemurs and other island residents.
Presented in conjunction with the film Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, now showing in Fernbank’s IMAX® Theatre.
This lecture is made possible by a generous gift from Marty and John Gillin in honor of Carter and Hampton Morris.