Dr Lee Durrell
Dr Lee Durrell, Honorary Director, studied philosophy at Bryn Mawr College in Philadelphia, before enrolling in a graduate programme at Duke University to study animal behaviour in 1971. Lee became fascinated by animal communication, and conducted research for her PhD on the calls of mammals and birds in a politically turbulent Madagascar.
Gerald and Lee were married in 1979, and before long Lee became involved with the Trust's established breeding programmes. She later influenced the development of new overseas projects, and for many years was the co-ordinator of the Trust's Madagascar programme.