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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.

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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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INFANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Meet ring-tailed lemurs Mr. Popper and Gatsby!

Stay Away 5K: 2022 Results

Celebrating Earth Day All Month Long in Madagascar

2021 Annual Impact Report

Upcoming Events

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Stay Away 5K: 2022 Results

21 May

Lemurpalooza!

Duke Lemur Center

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

23 Apr

Third Annual Stay Away 5K

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Earth Day Weekend (April 23-24, 2022)

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