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While the center is closed to all visitors, the expert care of our lemurs continues.

For ways to learn about lemurs and to support us during our closure due to COVID-19, click the links below.

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Lemurs are the most endangered mammals on earth


Duke Lemur Center

Effective 3/13/2020, the DLC is temporarily closed to visitors due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19. Visit our coronavirus response FAQ to learn more.

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.

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

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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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30 Oct

Me and You and Zoboomafoo: Free Virtual Event

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