With birth season in full swing, the Duke University Lemur Center has announced that it has already welcomed three newborns this year.

Citing a Thursday email from the Lemur Center, The News & Observer (http://bit.ly/2m1rHYv ) says a pygmy slow loris named Warble was born on Jan. 18.

Spokeswoman Sara Clark says lorises like Warble aren't actually lemurs, but they are the most endangered of all the non-lemur prosimians.

Warble joins two Coquerel's sifaka lemurs that were born earlier this year.

Depending on the species of lemur, birth season usually begins in January and can last through summer.

The births of the lemur babies are an important step for the world's critically endangered lemur population. The Duke Lemur Center has the world's largest and most diverse collection of lemurs outside Madagascar.

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Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com