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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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200 Words: Sifaka diet and digestive system

Farewell, Ike — World’s oldest crowned lemur passes away at Duke Lemur Center

2019 Stewardship Report — Read Online!

NEW ISSUE: 2019 Annual DLC Magazine — Read Online!

Upcoming Events

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3/29/2020 – Wild Workshop: Enrichment and Training

3/15/2020 – Wild Workshop: Lemurs, Science, and Poop, Oh My!

2/16/2020 – Wild Workshop: Love and Lemurs

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