Search Our Site


The time is now

Lemurs are the most endangered mammals on Earth


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 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.

Our Story

Meet the Lemurs

Support Us

Recent News

view all

Happy 33rd Birthday, Aracus!

INFANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Meet Eowyn and Merry!

VIDEO: Parades, Dances, Concerts, and More! Celebrating World Lemur Day in Madagascar

VIDEO: Relationships between People, Plants, and Lemurs in the SAVA

Upcoming Events

view all

NEW Virtual Class through OLLI @ Duke

Welcome to the Dark Side Fundraiser: Get Your Shirts Now!

June 2024 Tour Registration Now Open

Facebook Feed