Duke Lemur Center | What's new at the Lemur Center! | _DSC7799EDSHP
Taken 31-May-18
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Dimensions3705 x 2964
Original file size12.3 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken31-May-18 10:39
Date modified31-May-18 13:40
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Camera modelNIKON D500
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/500 at f/16
FlashFired, compulsory mode, return light detected
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 1600
Metering modeCenter-weighted average


NHE 9 is a happening place these days what with the addition of Pyxis's red-ruffed lemur group to the usual mix of Drusilla's sifaka group and Sprite's ring-tailed lemur group. The red-ruffs are still learning the ropes of the NHE 9 free ranging lifestyle, but their boisterous ways have already made an impression on the other lemurs. And that impression is that ruffed lemurs are big, scary bullies, which it behooves one to stay out of the way of. After all, any member of Pyxis' group might at any moment, chase any ring-tailed or any sifaka out of a tree, including even the venerable 25 year old sifaka matriarch Drusilla, whose job description pretty much dictates that she be dominant to all. Perhaps that explains the different levels of effort displayed by the three species in getting to the feed site when their technician Matt delivers the morning meal. The ring-tails run like crazy through the forest while the sifakas leap wildly up the stairs and through the trees, to arrive at the food before the ruffed lemurs. Meanwhile the ruffed lemurs saunter down the path, not a care in the world, their dining companion at their side. They know they are the top dog lemur, and that there will be plenty of food left for them when they arrive at the food stand in their own good time.