The Original Treehuggers was carved with the intent to signify that lemurs were the first inhabitants of trees and therefore they should be recognized as the the original treehuggers of planet earth. Carved from a single log of Sycamore and stained with aniline dye and acrylics, The Original Treehuggers stands at 5 feet tall and is mounted to a granite base. On May 15, 2017, the sculpture was given to Duke Lemur Center as a gift. It is currently on display in the educational room. Follow the link to their blog for more information.