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Lemurs are the most endangered mammals on earth


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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John Cleese-DLC Collaboration for World Lemur Day

Acupuncture for lemurs? Yes, please!

Mission: Madagascar Gala 2019 — Recap and Image Gallery

Infant Announcement: Rare aye-aye born at the Duke Lemur Center

Upcoming Events

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Construction Notice: Lemur Lane closed 10/20 ’til late December

Introducing NEW Wild Workshops!

Mission: Madagascar Fall Benefit 2018 — Recap and Image Gallery

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