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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 lemursโ€”Earthโ€™s most threatened group of mammals.

With more than 200 animals across 14 species, the DLC houses the worldโ€™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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INFANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Meet ring-tailed lemurs Scout and Atticus

INFANT ANNOUCEMENT: Meet Malala, a rare blue-eyed black lemur!

INFANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Meet Coconut Palm, a Mohol bushbaby

INFANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Meet Clancy, an endangered mongoose lemur!

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04 Jun

Reopening for Summer 2021

Duke Lemur Center

June through October (Reservations Required)

24 Apr

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Earth Day Weekend (April 24-25, 2021)

01 Dec

#GivingTuesday: Give $5 for lemurs’ health!

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