AtoZ Learning Tree is starting our series on avoiding summer brain drain. One of the best ways to do that is to include real life with the animated life of animals that our children love so much. For example, if your child is a fan of DreamWorks’ famous and most popular (wacky and wild) animated royal – King Julien XIII then they will be so very excited for the birth of his heirs! Check out this fun video of King Julien XIII introducing them!
Lemurs are one of the most endangered animals in the world and this endangered population has just expanded by two! Twin baby lemurs were born at the Duke Lemur Center, both named Princess Julien after Madagascar’s most famous and royal lemur, King Julien. What does King Julien have to say about his little princesses?
“I can’t believe they’re making more of me! This is so awesome!” said King Julien, speaking from his royal throne atop the Baobab Tree in Madagascar. “My first royal duty will be to teach Princess Julien and Princess Julien how to shake their booties and party in the most regal of ways.”
At birth, the first Princess Julien weighed 59 grams, while the second Princess Julien weighed 48 grams. Both Princesses Julien were approximately 4 inches long.
“Male or female, every lemur baby born is incredibly important,” said Janice Kalin of the Duke Lemur Center, the world’s largest lemur research facility. “Lemurs have recently been classified as the world’s most threatened mammal group. Every time we can add one – or two – more to their ranks, it helps to stabilize the genetic diversity of these fascinating primates.”
Fans of King Julien can get regular updates about the growth and development of Princess Julien and Princess Julien by visiting the King Julien Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KingJulien or the Duke Lemur Center Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DukeLemurCenter.
An official naming ceremony for Princess Julien and Princess Julien will be held at the Duke Lemur Center on June 20, which will be presided over by the star of All Hail King Julien. This will be the first opportunity for the public to meet the Princesses; they’ll also be able to greet King Julien himself. For more information visit http://lemur.duke.edu/lemurpalooza-summer-2015/
The series is a hilariously off-the-wall animated comedy that follows the exploits of King Julien and his royal subjects, including his beleaguered adviser Maurice; his head of special-ops, Clover; and his most adoring subject, Mort.
“Every day, visitors to the Duke Lemur Center ask us to show them which lemur is King Julien – and now we really can,” added Kalin, who said that the Center’s primary mission is to protect the world’s lemur population.
The Duke Lemur Center is the world’s largest and most diverse collection of lemurs – Earth’s most threatened group of mammals – outside of Madagascar. The Duke Lemur Center advances science, scholarship and biological conservation through interdisciplinary research, community-based conservation and public outreach. By engaging scientists, students and the public in new discoveries and global awareness, the Center promotes a deeper appreciation of biodiversity and an understanding of the power of scientific discovery.
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