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Remembering Dr Alison Jolly, Lemurs of Madagascar Expert

Written by Rakotomalala On 11 February 2014 @ 9:52 am | 2 Comments

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Dr. Alison Jolly, Primatologist  1937-2014- Public Domain

Dr. Alison Jolly, Primatologist 1937-2014- Public Domain

After leading a distinguished career as a primatologist at the Berenty Reserve [1] of Madagascar, Dr. Alison Jolly [2] has died at home in Lewes, East Sussex, aged 76. Dr. Jolly, a PhD researcher from Yale, made her name as the first scientist to do an in-depth account of the behaviour of the ring-tailed lemur, L. catta, beginning field work in 1962. David Attenborough recently wrote : ‘not only they but the people and land of Madagascar captured her heart’. 


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