Meet the Lemurs

Mission: Education

The Duke Lemur Center houses 17 species of prosimian primates, including 15 species of lemur and two species of loris. Together, they comprise the world’s largest and most diverse population of lemurs outside their native Madagascar! Part of our mission is to educate all of our visitors — online and on-site in Durham, North Carolina — about these rare and extraordinary animals. Click the images below to learn about each species currently living at the DLC. Then, book a tour and come see a few for yourself. We would love to meet you!

Colony list

For the most up-to-date list of species and individuals housed at the DLC, please see our Current Colony List at the top of ourĀ Research page.

Adoptable lemurs

Species with an “Adopt Me!” badge are adoptable through our Adopt a Lemur program. Your symbolic adoption of your favorite lemur makes a real impact on their care and conservation! Not only will you or your loved one receive a special welcome packet and quarterly updates about your animal, but your adoption donation contributes toward high-quality food, enriching activities for the animals, and top-notch veterinary care. It also helps fund our conservation programs to protect lemurs in their wild habitat, Madagascar. Learn more about the Adopt a Lemur program by clicking HERE.






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