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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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Baby Week 2022

Chronic Malnutrition in Madagascar: A Problem Landscape with Local Solutions

INFANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Meet Mopani and Damara, twin Mohol Bushbabies!

INFANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Meet red-ruffed lemur twins Hubble and Kitt

Upcoming Events

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21 May

Lemurpalooza!

Duke Lemur Center

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

23 Apr

Third Annual Stay Away 5K

Wherever You Are

Earth Day Weekend (April 23-24, 2022)

29 Oct

The DLC Celebrates World Lemur Day 2021

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