LEMURPALOOZA 2016- Updated!

 

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WHAT: Lemurpalooza

WHEN: 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14th, 2016.

Gift shop will be open until 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Duke Lemur Center, 3705 Erwin Rd in Durham. For directions please visit:  http://lemur.duke.edu/visit/directions/

HOW: To reserve your spot, please call 919-401-7252

 

Fall is an exciting time in North Carolina: the changing leaves, the pumpkin pies, and the … lemurs?! It’s time once again for Lemurpalooza! Join us on October 14 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. for a festive evening celebrating and supporting the amazing animals of the Duke Lemur Center. This awesome event costs only one $50 Adopt-a-Lemur donation per car, but reservations must be made in advance (see below for details). Enjoy your evening of lemurs with the knowledge that your donation supports our animals as well as our education, research, and conservation programs.

Come meet unique primates you won’t see anywhere else in the U.S. This will be a special evening experience that allows families to stroll and view the animals at their own pace, rather than our usual guided tours. Keepers, educators, researchers, and more will be on hand to talk about the adoptable lemurs and to answer your questions. Engaging educational activities will be provided for kids and kids at heart. Guests can enjoy dinner from the delicious Mama’s Hot Chicken Food Truck or pack a picnic to enjoy. Community fun, gorgeous lemurs, and an opportunity to conserve the environment and endangered animals all add up to a perfect fall evening.

How your donation helps lemurs
In 2012, lemurs were named the most endangered mammals on the planet. The Duke Lemur Center has been caring for and learning from lemurs for nearly 50 years. It is the world’s largest sanctuary for these animals outside of their native Madagascar. When you adopt a lemur, you not only help cover the $7,400 per year cost it takes to care for each animal, but also support our work in the U.S., Madagascar, and around the world to study and save these endangered animals.
With your tax-deductible donation, you’ll receive regular updates and photos on the animals of your choice, and you won’t have to scoop the poop! These animals stay at the Duke Lemur Center, and we do the dirty work.

Animals up for adoption

  • Raven, our ‘movie star’ fat-tailed dwarf lemur, had her big screen moment in the IMAX documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar.
  • Teres is our super-star ring-tailed researcher who can find food in a puzzle box faster than you can blink an eye.
  • Presley is a blue-eyed black lemur named after the blue-eyed ‘King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.’
  • Pompeia is a regal Coquerel’s sifaka and mother to two beautiful, playful young girls.
  • Grendel is a sweet male aye-aye who lives with two fat-tailed dwarf lemurs for roommates. The Duke Lemur Center has had more success at breeding aye-ayes than any other institution in the world.
  • Thistle is a feisty, teacup-sized female mouse lemur. Because mouse lemurs develop Alzheimer’s-like symptoms as they age, researchers at the Duke Lemur Center hope their non-invasive mouse lemur research will help us better understand the aging brain.

 

Space is limited, so reservations are required. Please call 919-401-7252 to reserve your spot and mark your calendar to meet the new adoptees at the Duke Lemur Center. Tickets are $50 per car and are fully tax deductible.

 

WHAT: Lemurpalooza

WHEN: 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14th, 2016.

Gift shop will be open until 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Duke Lemur Center, 3705 Erwin Rd in Durham.

For directions please visit:  http://lemur.duke.edu/visit/directions/

HOW: To reserve your spot, please call 919-401-7252