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Closed but still Caring

While the center is closed to all visitors, the expert care of our lemurs continues.

The DLC is taking every precaution to ensure the health of all of our primates, humans and lemurs alike.

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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 – 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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Recent News

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INFANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Rare aye-aye born at the Duke Lemur Center

Virtual Tour Programs Launched

Part III: Community building at Malagasy tree nursery

NEW SPECIES ALERT: Meet Jonah’s mouse lemur!

Upcoming Events

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30 May

Stay Away 5K – Virtual Run or Walk

Wherever You Are

May 30 or May 31

13 Mar

Temporarily Closed to Visitors

Until further notice

25 Mar

Oliver Sacks film screening with Ric Burns [CANCELLED]

Rubenstein Arts Center

6:00 p.m.

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