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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.

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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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VIDEO: Save the Parasites! Scientific American video feat. DLC conservationist Dr. James Herrera


US Ambassador Meets with DLC-SAVA Conservation Staff in Madagascar

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01 May

2023 Summer Tour Season Opens

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22 Apr

Fourth Annual Earth Day Global 5K: 2023


03 Mar

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