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Happy World Lemur Day!

While World Lemur Day was Friday, October 30, you can still celebrate with us! It’s free to watch the video premiere of Me and You and Zoboomafoo, and all funds raised through special donations and auction purchases will support lemur care at the DLC!

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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 – 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.

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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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30 Oct

Me and You and Zoboomafoo: Free Virtual Event

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8:00 p.m. EST

07 Oct

Senior Giving Week at Duke

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30 May

Stay Away 5K – Virtual Run or Walk

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May 30 or May 31

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