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Highly endangered lemur dies at Duke

Titus, the only golden-crowned sifaka in captivity, died Tuesday at the Duke Lemur Center.

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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.

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