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Jovian, the lemur star of the PBS show Zoboomafoo, has died, the Duke Lemur Center said on Nov. 11. (FACEBOOK)
Jovian, the lemur star of the PBS show Zoboomafoo, has died, the Duke Lemur Center said on Nov. 11. (FACEBOOK)

Lemur star of TV's Zoboomafoo dies Add to ...

Jovian, the lemur made famous for teaching children about animals on the show Zoboomafoo, has died at age 20.

The Duke Lemur Center in Durham, N.C., where Jovian lived, said Tuesday that the Coquerel’s sifaka lemur died of kidney failure. Fans of the show, created by brothers Martin and Chris Kratt, shared remembrances of the animal on the lemur centre’s Facebook page.

From 1999 to 2001, Zoboomafoo featured footage of the real-life Jovian and a talking lemur puppet named Zoboo, the Kratts’ co-host on the program.

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