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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.

Our Mission

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

Our Story

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Recent News

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100 Lemurs Collaboration with Artist Rachel Hudson

INFANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Meet Terence and Didius, nephew and grandson of Zoboomafoo!

Letter from the Director: COVID-19 Updates

Coronavirus Response FAQ

Upcoming Events

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13 Mar

Temporarily Closed to Visitors

Until further notice

25 Mar

Oliver Sacks film screening with Ric Burns [CANCELLED]

Rubenstein Arts Center

6:00 p.m.

05 Apr

Wild Workshop: Enrichment and Training [SOLD OUT]

Duke Lemur Center

1:00 p.m.

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