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Although the DLC remains closed to visitors due to COVID-19, there are many ways to learn about, support, and share your love for lemurs.

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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.

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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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01 Dec

#GivingTuesday: Give $5 for lemurs’ health!

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30 Oct

Me and You and Zoboomafoo: Free Virtual Event

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07 Oct

Senior Giving Week at Duke

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