Highly endangered lemur dies at Duke
Posted December 3, 2008 5:09 p.m. EST
Updated December 3, 2008 8:48 p.m. EST
Durham, N.C. — Titus, the only golden-crowned sifaka in captivity, died Tuesday at the Duke Lemur Center.
The 25-year-old passed away after surgery for a cancerous tumor.
Titus was the last of 10 golden-crowned sifakas that the Lemur Center imported from Madagascar in the 1980s and 1990s.
Duke established the center in 1966 as sanctuary for rare and endangered prosimian primates.