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Adopt A Lemur Program

The DLC offers eight different species for adoption. Scroll down to adopt your favorite.

Symbolically adopt a lemur with a donation that supports the care of our animals here at the Duke Lemur Center!

Adopt a lemur for yourself or for someone you care about! An Adopt a Lemur package makes a thoughtful and purposeful gift for friends, family, colleagues, teachers, and others. All animal and lemur lovers in your life will appreciate it!

Your adoption donation goes toward the $8,400 per year cost it takes to care for each animal at the DLC, as well as aiding our conservation efforts in Madagascar.

You or your chosen recipient will receive an adoption packet and quarterly email updates on the species of your choice.

Adopt a Lemur packages are fun, educational gifts that keep giving all year ’round!

Because your symbolically adopted lemur stays here at the Duke Lemur Center, we do the dirty work and you don’t have to scoop the poop!

Adoption packages start at just $50. Order online, or complete and mail the downloadable gift form. If you need assistance, please email Susan Fitzgerald at adoptalemur@duke.edu or call (919) 401-7226. She’ll be happy to help!

Ready to adopt? Click on your favorite species below, then choose your gift level and receive a customized adoption package! To learn more about each species, click on each lemur’s photograph or visit our Meet the Lemurs homepage.

Adopt an Aye-Aye

Adopt an aye-aye! Choose your gift level and receive a customized care package:

$50 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker

Make $50 Gift

$100 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet

Make $100 Gift

$250 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag

Make $250 Gift

$500 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 8x10 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag
  • Private Lemurs Live tour for up to eight people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible but you can opt out of the passes.

Make $500 Gift
Make $500 Gift without Tickets

$1000 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 8x10 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag
  • Private Behind the Scenes tour for up to four people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible but you can opt out of the passes.

Make $1000 Gift
Make $1000 Gift without Tickets

$7,400 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Informational package/photograph on the species of your choice (any of the species housed here at the DLC)
  • Your "own" special adoptee for the year
  • A special half-day visit to the Duke Lemur Center in which you will get to meet your adoptee along with the passionate staff that take care of our lemurs and keep the Center running on a daily basis
  • You will also learn how the Center promotes scholarship, scientific inquiry, and global engagement through our research and conservation programs.

Make $7,400 Gift
Make $7,400 Gift without Tickets

Donation Only
I don't need an adoption packet, but I would like to make a donation.
Adopt a Black and White Ruffed Lemur

Adopt a black and white ruffed lemur! Choose your gift level and receive a customized care package:

$50 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker

Make $50 Gift

$100 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet

Make $100 Gift

$250 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag

Make $250 Gift

$500 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 8x10 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag
  • Private Lemurs Live tour for up to eight people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible but you can opt out of the passes.

Make $500 Gift
Make $500 Gift without Tickets

$1000 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 8x10 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag
  • Private Behind the Scenes tour for up to four people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible but you can opt out of the passes.

Make $1000 Gift
Make $1000 Gift without Tickets

$7,400 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Informational package/photograph on the species of your choice (any of the species housed here at the DLC)
  • Your "own" special adoptee for the year
  • A special half-day visit to the Duke Lemur Center in which you will get to meet your adoptee along with the passionate staff that take care of our lemurs and keep the Center running on a daily basis
  • You will also learn how the Center promotes scholarship, scientific inquiry, and global engagement through our research and conservation programs.

Make $7,400 Gift
Make $7,400 Gift without Tickets

Donation Only
I don't need an adoption packet, but I would like to make a donation.
Adopt a Blue-Eyed Black Lemur

Adopt a blue-eyed black lemur! Choose your gift level and receive a customized care package:

$50 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker

Make $50 Gift

$100 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet

Make $100 Gift

$250 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag

Make $250 Gift

$500 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 8x10 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag
  • Private Lemurs Live tour for up to eight people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible, but you can opt out of the passes.

Make $500 Gift
Make $500 Gift without Tickets

$1000 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 8x10 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag
  • Private Behind the Scenes tour for up to four people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible, but you can opt out of the passes.

Make $1000 Gift
Make $1000 Gift without Tickets

$7,400 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Informational package/photograph on the species of your choice (any of the species housed here at the DLC)
  • Your "own" special adoptee for the Year
  • A special half-day visit to the Duke Lemur Center in which you will get to meet your adoptee along with the passionate staff that take care of our lemurs and keep the Center running on a daily basis
  • You will also learn how the Center promotes scholarship, scientific inquiry, and global engagement through our research and conservation programs.

Make $7,400 Gift
Make $7,400 Gift without Tickets

Donation Only
I don't need an adoption packet, but I would like to make a donation.
Adopt a Coquerel's Sifaka

Adopt a Coquerel's sifaka! Choose your gift level and receive a customized care package:

$50 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker

Make $50 Gift

$100 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet

Make $100 Gift

$250 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag

Make $250 Gift

$500 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 8x10 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag
  • Private Lemurs Live tour for up to eight people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible but you can opt out of the passes.

Make $500 Gift
Make $500 Gift without Tickets

$1000 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 8x10 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag
  • Private Behind the Scenes tour for up to four people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible, but you can opt out of the passes.

Make $1000 Gift
Make $1000 Gift without Tickets

$7,400 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Informational package/photograph on the species of your choice (any of the species housed here at the DLC)
  • Your "own" special adoptee for the year
  • A special half-day visit to the Duke Lemur Center in which you will get to meet your adoptee along with the passionate staff that take care of our lemurs and keep the Center running on a daily basis
  • You will also learn how the Center promotes scholarship, scientific inquiry, and global engagement through our research and conservation programs.

Make $7,400 Gift
Make $7,400 Gift without Tickets

Donation Only
I don't need an adoption packet, but I would like to make a donation.
Adopt a Crowned Lemur

Adopt a crowned lemur! Choose your gift level and receive a customized care package:

$50 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker

Make $50 Gift

$100 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet

Make $100 Gift

$250 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag

Make $250 Gift

$500 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 8x10 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag
  • Private Lemurs Live tour for up to eight people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible but you can opt out of the passes.

Make $500 Gift
Make $500 Gift without Tickets

$1000 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 8x10 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag
  • Private Behind the Scenes tour for up to four people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible but you can opt out of the passes.

Make $1000 Gift
Make $1000 Gift without Tickets

$7,400 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Informational package/photograph on the species of your choice (any of the species housed here at the DLC)
  • Your "own" special adoptee for the year
  • A special half-day visit to the Duke Lemur Center in which you will get to meet your adoptee along with the passionate staff that take care of our lemurs and keep the Center running on a daily basis
  • You will also learn how the Center promotes scholarship, scientific inquiry, and global engagement through our research and conservation programs.

Make $7,400 Gift
Make $7,400 Gift without Tickets

Donation Only
I don't need an adoption packet, but I would like to make a donation.
Adopt a Fat-Tailed Dwarf Lemur

Adopt a fat-tailed dwarf lemur! Choose your gift level and receive a customized care package:

$50 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker

Make $50 Gift

$100 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet

Make $100 Gift

$250 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag

Make $250 Gift

$500 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 8x10 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag
  • Private Lemurs Live tour for up to eight people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible but you can opt out of the passes.

Make $500 Gift
Make $500 Gift without Tickets

$1000 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 8x10 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag
  • Private Behind the Scenes tour for up to four people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible but you can opt out of the passes.

Make $1000 Gift
Make $1000 Gift without Tickets

$7,400 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Informational package/photograph on the species of your choice (any of the species housed here at the DLC)
  • Your "own" special adoptee for the year
  • A special half-day visit to the Duke Lemur Center in which you will get to meet your adoptee along with the passionate staff that take care of our lemurs and keep the Center running on a daily basis
  • You will also learn how the Center promotes scholarship, scientific inquiry, and global engagement through our research and conservation programs.

Make $7,400 Gift
Make $7,400 Gift without Tickets

Donation Only
I don't need an adoption packet, but I would like to make a donation.
Adopt a Grey Mouse Lemur

Adopt a mouse lemur! Choose your gift level and receive a customized care package:

$50 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker

Make $50 Gift

$100 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet

Make $100 Gift

$250 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag

Make $250 Gift

$500 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 8x10 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag
  • Private Lemurs Live tour for up to 8 people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible but you can opt out of the passes.

Make $500 Gift
Make $500 Gift without Tickets

$1000 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 8x10 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag
  • Private Behind the Scenes tour for up to 4 people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible, but you can opt out of the passes.

Make $1000 Gift
Make $1000 Gift without Tickets

$7,400 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Informational package/photograph on the species of your choice (any of the species housed here at the DLC)
  • Your "own" special adoptee for the year
  • A special half-day visit to the Duke Lemur Center in which you will get to meet your adoptee along with the passionate staff that take care of our lemurs and keep the Center running on a daily basis
  • You will also learn how the Center promotes scholarship, scientific inquiry, and global engagement through our research and conservation programs.

Make $7,400 Gift
Make $7,400 Gift without Tickets

Donation Only
I don't need a Share-the-Care packet, but I would like to make a donation.
Adopt a Ring-tailed Lemur

Adopt a ring-tailed lemur! Choose your gift level and receive a customized care package:

$50 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker

Make $50 Gift

$100 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet

Make $100 Gift

$250 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5x7 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag

Make $250 Gift

$500 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 8◊10 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag
  • Private Lemurs Live tour for up to eight people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible, but you can opt out of the passes.

Make $500 Gift
Make $500 Gift without Tickets

$1000 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 8x10 photo
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag
  • Private Behind the Scenes tour for up to four people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible, but you can opt out of the passes.

Make $1000 Gift
Make $1000 Gift without Tickets

$7,400 Adoption Gift
Care Package includes:
  • Informational package/photograph on the species of your choice (any of the species housed here at the DLC)
  • Your "own" special adoptee for the year
  • A special half-day visit to the Duke Lemur Center in which you will get to meet your adoptee along with the passionate staff that take care of our lemurs and keep the Center running on a daily basis
  • You will also learn how the Center promotes scholarship, scientific inquiry, and global engagement through our research and conservation programs.

Make $7,400 Gift
Make $7,400 Gift without Tickets

Donation Only
I don't need an adoption packet, but I would like to make a donation.


Can’t decide? Join us for Lemurpalooza! 
Lemurpalooza is the DLC’s biannual open house sponsored by the Adopt a Lemur program! This family-friendly event invites attendees to stroll along the summer tour path and view the animals at their own pace. Keepers, educators, researchers, and more will be on hand to talk about the adoptable lemurs and to answer your questions, and food trucks and other vendors will be onsite as well. The $75-per-car fee includes parking and admission for one vehicle and its occupants AND the symbolic adoption of a lemur through the Adopt a Lemur program! To learn more, CLICK HERE.

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