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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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The DLC Celebrates World Lemur Day 2021

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29 Oct

The DLC Celebrates World Lemur Day 2021


All Day

04 Jun

Reopening for Summer 2021

Duke Lemur Center

June through October (Reservations Required)

24 Apr

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Earth Day Weekend (April 24-25, 2021)

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