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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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Annual Newsletter: DLC-SAVA Conservation

Curatorial Team Receives 2022-23 Presidential Award

Beyond Lemurs: Madagascar’s Endangered Biodiversity

What Does It Mean to Be a Primate?

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19 Sep

Online Auction Is Open for Bids


21 May


Duke Lemur Center

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

23 Apr

Third Annual Stay Away 5K

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