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Lemurs are the most endangered mammals on Earth

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Duke Lemur Center

Founded in 1966 on the campus of Duke University in Durham, NC, the Duke Lemur Center is a world leader in the study, care, and protection of lemurs—Earth’s most threatened group of mammals.

With more than 200 animals across 14 species, the DLC houses the world’s largest and most diverse population of lemurs outside their native Madagascar.

Our Mission

To advance science, scholarship, and biological conservation through non-invasive research, community-based conservation, and public outreach and education.

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Recent News

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Learning from a Loss: The story of Winnie, a rare lemur with an even rarer disease

To Europe, Two by Two: Sifaka breeding program expands internationally

Ecology and conservation of lemurs in the COMATSA protected area

Needs of early-career scientists in Madagascar

Upcoming Events

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29 Oct

The DLC Celebrates World Lemur Day 2021

Worldwide/Virtual

All Day

04 Jun

Reopening for Summer 2021

Duke Lemur Center

June through October (Reservations Required)

24 Apr

Stay Away 5K: Register Now!

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Earth Day Weekend (April 24-25, 2021)

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