On Monday, Novermber 10, 2014, Jovian, the lemur star of the popular children's show Zoboomafoo, passed away. We encourage you to share your story of Jovian/Zoboomafoo with us at the Duke Lemur Center's Facebook page, http://facebook.com/dukelemurcenter. Jovian was a special lemur among them all, and we will miss him very much.
"Jovian, a much-loved Coquerel’s sifaka has died of kidney failure at the age of 20.5. Jovian was famous as "Zoboomafoo" the leaping, prancing otherworldly star of the PBS KIDS show by the same name, hosted by brothers Martin and Chris Kratt. He was a graceful, long-limbed co-star with cream and russet fur and bright, intelligent yellow eyes and he taught millions of children what a lemur is. The show aired 65 episodes in just over two years, 1999-2001, and continues in syndication."