Sad news today. Jovian, that adorable little lemur from PBS’ Zoboomafoo, has passed away at 20 years old.
Zoboomafoo was on air from 1999 to 2001, and introduced kids like me to various wild creatures in their “Animal Junction.”
Jovian was a frequent guest, where he’d bounce around eating mangoes or garbanzo beans.
Jovian spent all of his life at the Duke Lemur Center, where he fathered 12 baby lemurs!
The Duke Lemur Center has posted a touching obituary and remembrance of Jovian (http://today.duke.edu/2014/11/jovianobit) and thousands of Twitter users are also mourning the lemur’s death using the hashtag #Zoboomafoo.