Lemur Love and the Biology of Social Bonding with Nick Grebe
Mar 11, 2021 13:00 - 13:45
(GMT -5:00) Eastern Time
Event URL: https://www.exploringbytheseat.com/lesson/lemur-love-biology-social-bonding-nick-grebe/
Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants
Have you ever wondered why some animals mate for life, and become very attached to their mates, but others don't? Scientists have spent decades studying this question, and we think that hormones--chemical messengers that exist within organisms as different as elephants and earthworms--play a key role. But how do hormones influence mating and social bonding? It turns out that lemurs can serve as a 'natural experiment' to help address this question.
Founded in 1966 on the campus of Duke University in Durham, NC, the Duke Lemur Center is a world leader in the study, care, and protection of lemurs – Earth’s most threatened group of mammals. With more than 200 animals across 14 species, the DLC houses the world’s largest and most diverse population of lemurs outside their native Madagascar