The Duke Lemur Center maintains a large inventory of biological samples that are available for scientific study by qualified individuals (e.g., researchers) or institutions (e.g, research centers or museums). If you are interested in obtaining biological samples please read on.
We strive to accommodate all research that adheres to our “do no harm” policy. To ensure animal safety and well-being, all project proposals must be reviewed and approved before research can begin.
Download Data Now! Since its establishment in 1966, the Duke Lemur Center has accumulated detailed animal records for nearly 4200 individuals. We will soon provide a life history table and other verified data relating to ancestry, reproduction, longevity and body mass for 27 prosimian primate taxa. Read on for details!
Undergraduates and graduate students are welcome to apply for a number of awards to support research projects at the Duke Lemur Center.
Our lemurs are housed in a variety of ways at various times of the year, depending on the species, the weather, and the individuals in question. We are also able to provide designated research rooms and laboratory space for researchers, as well as limited housing in a rustic cabin located on site.