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Adopt A Lemur Program

The Duke Lemur Center offers eight species for symbolic 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 and are ordered online via the adoption menu below. If you need assistance, please email Susan Fitzgerald at adoptalemur@duke.edu.

Ready to Adopt a Lemur? Start here!

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 Care Package

In your adoption kit, you (or your designated recipient) will receive:

  • Personal message from the gift-giver (if a gift recipient is provided by the donor)
  • Personalized certificate of symbolic adoption
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5" x 7" color photo
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year!

Make $50 Gift

$100 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $50 care package, PLUS:

  • Car magnet

Make $100 Gift

$250 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $100 care package, PLUS:

  • Tote bag
  • Recognition as a member of the DLC's Lemur Friend Society

Make $250 Gift

$500 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $250 care package, PLUS:

  • 8" x 10" photo of your lemur (instead of a 5" x 7" photo)
  • Private Lemurs Live tour for up to eight people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible and will not be included in your tax receipt from Duke University. If you'd like, you may opt out of the tour passes to keep your gift fully tax-deductible.

Make $500 Gift
Make $500 Gift without Tickets

$1,000 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $500 care package, PLUS:

  • Instead of a private tour through the tour department, you will receive a behind-the-scenes visit for up to four people, arranged through the DLC's development staff. Reservations must be made in advance. To go behind the scenes, all participants must be at least 10 years old.
  • Recognition on the donor wall in the Lemur Landing Gift Shop, as well as other benefits as a member of the DLC's Lemur Champion Society

Make $1,000 Gift

$8,400 Care Package

Fully support the average cost of an entire year of care for one lemur at the Duke Lemur Center! With this premiere Adopt a Lemur care package, you will receive all of the items outlined in the $1,000 care package, PLUS:

  • Exclusive adoption -- choose a specific lemur, not just the species!
  • Half-day visit on a weekday morning at the DLC for up to eight people on a customized series of behind-the-scenes experiences with our lemur experts, coordinated by the DLC's development staff. Arrangements must be made in advance. To go behind the scenes, all participants must be at least 10 years old.
  • Recognition on the donor wall in the Lemur Landing Gift Shop, as well as other benefits as a member of the DLC's Director's Society

Make $8,400 Gift

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 Care Package

In your adoption kit, you (or your designated recipient) will receive:

  • Personal message from the gift-giver (if a gift recipient is provided by the donor)
  • Personalized certificate of symbolic adoption
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5" x 7" color photo
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year!

Make $50 Gift

$100 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $50 care package, PLUS:

  • Car magnet

Make $100 Gift

$250 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $100 care package, PLUS:

  • Tote bag
  • Recognition as a member of the DLC's Lemur Friend Society

Make $250 Gift

$500 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $250 care package, PLUS:

  • 8" x 10" photo of your lemur (instead of a 5" x 7" photo)
  • Private Lemurs Live tour for up to eight people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible and will not be included in your tax receipt from Duke University. If you'd like, you may opt out of the tour passes to keep your gift fully tax-deductible.

Make $500 Gift
Make $500 Gift without Tickets

$1,000 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $500 care package, PLUS:

  • Instead of a private tour through the tour department, you will receive a behind-the-scenes visit for up to four people, arranged through the DLC's development staff. Reservations must be made in advance. To go behind the scenes, all tour participants must be at least 10 years old.
  • Recognition on the donor wall in the Lemur Landing Gift Shop, as well as other benefits as a member of the DLC's Lemur Champion Society

Make $1,000 Gift

$8,400 Care Package

Fully support the average cost of an entire year of care for one lemur at the Duke Lemur Center! With this premiere Adopt a Lemur care package, you will receive all of the items outlined in the $1,000 care package, PLUS:

  • Exclusive adoption -- choose a specific lemur, not just the species!
  • Half-day visit on a weekday morning at the DLC for up to eight people on a customized series of behind-the-scenes experiences with our lemur experts, coordinated by the DLC's development staff. Arrangements must be made in advance. To go behind the scenes, all participants must be at least 10 years old.
  • Recognition on the donor wall in the Lemur Landing Gift Shop, as well as other benefits as a member of the DLC's Director's Society

Make $8,400 Gift

Adopt a blue-eyed black lemur

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

$50 Care Package

In your adoption kit, you (or your designated recipient) will receive:

  • Personal message from the gift-giver (if a gift recipient is provided by the donor)
  • Personalized certificate of symbolic adoption
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5" x 7" color photo
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year!

Make $50 Gift

$100 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $50 care package, PLUS:

  • Car magnet

Make $100 Gift

$250 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $100 care package, PLUS:

  • Tote bag
  • Recognition as a member of the DLC's Lemur Friend Society

Make $250 Gift

$500 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $250 care package, PLUS:

  • 8" x 10" photo of your lemur (instead of a 5" x 7" photo)
  • Private Lemurs Live tour for up to eight people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible and will not be included in your tax receipt from Duke University. If you'd like, you may opt out of the tour passes to keep your gift fully tax-deductible.

Make $500 Gift
Make $500 Gift without Tickets

$1,000 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $500 care package, PLUS:

  • Instead of a private tour through the tour department, you will receive a behind-the-scenes visit for up to four people, arranged through the DLC's development staff. Reservations must be made in advance. To go behind the scenes, all participants must be at least 10 years old.
  • Recognition on the donor wall in the Lemur Landing Gift Shop, as well as other benefits as a member of the DLC's Lemur Champion Society

Make $1,000 Gift

$8,400 Care Package

Fully support the average cost of an entire year of care for one lemur at the Duke Lemur Center! With this premiere Adopt a Lemur care package, you will receive all of the items outlined in the $1,000 care package, PLUS:

  • Exclusive adoption -- choose a specific lemur, not just the species!
  • Half-day visit on a weekday morning at the DLC for up to eight people on a customized series of behind-the-scenes experiences with our lemur experts, coordinated by the DLC's development staff. Arrangements must be made in advance. To go behind the scenes, all participants must be at least 10 years old.
  • Recognition on the donor wall in the Lemur Landing Gift Shop, as well as other benefits as a member of the DLC's Director's Society

Make $8,400 Gift

Adopt a Coquerel's sifaka

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

$50 Care Package

In your adoption kit, you (or your designated recipient) will receive:

  • Personal message from the gift-giver (if a gift recipient is provided by the donor)
  • Personalized certificate of symbolic adoption
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5" x 7" color photo
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year!

Make $50 Gift

$100 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $50 care package, PLUS:

  • Car magnet

Make $100 Gift

$250 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $100 care package, PLUS:

  • Tote bag
  • Recognition as a member of the DLC's Lemur Friend Society

Make $250 Gift

$500 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $250 care package, PLUS:

  • 8" x 10" photo of your lemur (instead of a 5" x 7" photo)
  • Private Lemurs Live tour for up to eight people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible and will not be included in your tax receipt from Duke University. If you'd like, you may opt out of the tour passes to keep your gift fully tax-deductible.

Make $500 Gift
Make $500 Gift without Tickets

$1,000 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $500 care package, PLUS:

  • Instead of a private tour through the tour department, you will receive a behind-the-scenes visit for up to four people, arranged through the DLC's development staff. Reservations must be made in advance. To go behind the scenes, all tour participants must be at least 10 years old.
  • Recognition on the donor wall in the Lemur Landing Gift Shop, as well as other benefits as a member of the DLC's Lemur Champion Society

Make $1,000 Gift

$8,400 Care Package

Fully support the average cost of an entire year of care for one lemur at the Duke Lemur Center! With this premiere Adopt a Lemur care package, you will receive all of the items outlined in the $1,000 care package, PLUS:

  • Exclusive adoption -- choose a specific lemur, not just the species!
  • Half-day visit on a weekday morning at the DLC for up to eight people on a customized series of behind-the-scenes experiences with our lemur experts, coordinated by the DLC's development staff. Arrangements must be made in advance. To go behind the scenes, all participants must be at least 10 years old.
  • Recognition on the donor wall in the Lemur Landing Gift Shop, as well as other benefits as a member of the DLC's Director's Society

Make $8,400 Gift

Adopt a crowned lemur

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

$50 Care Package

In your adoption kit, you (or your designated recipient) will receive:

  • Personal message from the gift-giver (if a gift recipient is provided by the donor)
  • Personalized certificate of symbolic adoption
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5" x 7" color photo
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year!

Make $50 Gift

$100 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $50 care package, PLUS:

  • Car magnet

Make $100 Gift

$250 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $100 care package, PLUS:

  • Tote bag
  • Recognition as a member of the DLC's Lemur Friend Society

Make $250 Gift

$500 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $250 care package, PLUS:

  • 8" x 10" photo of your lemur (instead of a 5" x 7" photo)
  • Private Lemurs Live tour for up to eight people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible and will not be included in your tax receipt from Duke University. If you'd like, you may opt out of the tour passes to keep your gift fully tax-deductible.

Make $500 Gift
Make $500 Gift without Tickets

$1,000 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $500 care package, PLUS:

  • Instead of a private tour through the tour department, you will receive a behind-the-scenes visit for up to four people, arranged through the DLC's development staff. Reservations must be made in advance. To go behind the scenes, all participants must be at least 10 years old.
  • Recognition on the donor wall in the Lemur Landing Gift Shop, as well as other benefits as a member of the DLC's Lemur Champion Society

Make $1,000 Gift

$8,400 Care Package

Fully support the average cost of an entire year of care for one lemur at the Duke Lemur Center! With this premiere Adopt a Lemur care package, you will receive all of the items outlined in the $1,000 care package, PLUS:

  • Exclusive adoption -- choose a specific lemur, not just the species!
  • Half-day visit on a weekday morning at the DLC for up to eight people on a customized series of behind-the-scenes experiences with our lemur experts, coordinated by the DLC's development staff. Arrangements must be made in advance. To go behind the scenes, all participants must be at least 10 years old.
  • Recognition on the donor wall in the Lemur Landing Gift Shop, as well as other benefits as a member of the DLC's Director's Society

Make $8,400 Gift

Adopt a fat-tailed dwarf lemur

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

$50 Care Package

In your adoption kit, you (or your designated recipient) will receive:

  • Personal message from the gift-giver (if a gift recipient is provided by the donor)
  • Personalized certificate of symbolic adoption
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5" x 7" color photo
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year!

Make $50 Gift

$100 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $50 care package, PLUS:

  • Car magnet

Make $100 Gift

$250 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $100 care package, PLUS:

  • Tote bag
  • Recognition as a member of the DLC's Lemur Friend Society

Make $250 Gift

$500 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $250 care package, PLUS:

  • 8" x 10" photo of your lemur (instead of a 5" x 7" photo)
  • Private Lemurs Live tour for up to eight people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible and will not be included in your tax receipt from Duke University. If you'd like, you may opt out of the tour passes to keep your gift fully tax-deductible.

Make $500 Gift
Make $500 Gift without Tickets

$1,000 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $500 care package, PLUS:

  • Instead of a private tour through the tour department, you will receive a behind-the-scenes visit for up to four people, arranged through the DLC's development staff. Reservations must be made in advance. To go behind the scenes, all participants must be at least 10 years old.
  • Recognition on the donor wall in the Lemur Landing Gift Shop, as well as other benefits as a member of the DLC's Lemur Champion Society

Make $1,000 Gift

$8,400 Care Package

Fully support the average cost of an entire year of care for one lemur at the Duke Lemur Center! With this premiere Adopt a Lemur care package, you will receive all of the items outlined in the $1,000 care package, PLUS:

  • Exclusive adoption -- choose a specific lemur, not just the species!
  • Half-day visit on a weekday morning at the DLC for up to eight people on a customized series of behind-the-scenes experiences with our lemur experts, coordinated by the DLC's development staff. Arrangements must be made in advance. To go behind the scenes, all participants must be at least 10 years old.
  • Recognition on the donor wall in the Lemur Landing Gift Shop, as well as other benefits as a member of the DLC's Director's Society

Make $8,400 Gift

Adopt a grey mouse lemur

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

$50 Care Package

In your adoption kit, you (or your designated recipient) will receive:

  • Personal message from the gift-giver (if a gift recipient is provided by the donor)
  • Personalized certificate of symbolic adoption
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5" x 7" color photo
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year!

Make $50 Gift

$100 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $50 care package, PLUS:

  • Car magnet

Make $100 Gift

$250 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $100 care package, PLUS:

  • Tote bag
  • Recognition as a member of the DLC's Lemur Friend Society

Make $250 Gift

$500 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $250 care package, PLUS:

  • 8" x 10" photo of your lemur (instead of a 5" x 7" photo)
  • Private Lemurs Live tour for up to eight people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible and will not be included in your tax receipt from Duke University. If you'd like, you may opt out of the tour passes to keep your gift fully tax-deductible.

Make $500 Gift
Make $500 Gift without Tickets

$1,000 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $500 care package, PLUS:

  • Instead of a private tour through the tour department, you will receive a behind-the-scenes visit for up to four people, arranged through the DLC's development staff. Reservations must be made in advance. To go behind the scenes, all participants must be at least 10 years old.
  • Recognition on the donor wall in the Lemur Landing Gift Shop, as well as other benefits as a member of the DLC's Lemur Champion Society

Make $1,000 Gift

$8,400 Care Package

Fully support the average cost of an entire year of care for one lemur at the Duke Lemur Center! With this premiere Adopt a Lemur care package, you will receive all of the items outlined in the $1,000 care package, PLUS:

  • Exclusive adoption -- choose a specific lemur, not just the species!
  • Half-day visit on a weekday morning at the DLC for up to eight people on a customized series of behind-the-scenes activities with our lemur experts, coordinated by the DLC's development staff. Arrangements must be made in advance. To go behind the scenes, all participants must be at least 10 years old.
  • Recognition on the donor wall in the Lemur Landing Gift Shop, as well as other benefits as a member of the DLC's Director's Society

Make $8,400 Gift

Adopt a ring-tailed lemur

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

$50 Care Package

In your adoption kit, you (or your designated recipient) will receive:

  • Personal message from the gift-giver (if a gift recipient is provided by the donor)
  • Personalized certificate of symbolic adoption
  • Species fact sheet
  • Individual bio about your lemur
  • 5" x 7" color photo
  • Adopt a Lemur logo sticker
  • Quarterly updates about your lemur for one year!

Make $50 Gift

$100 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $50 care package, PLUS:

  • Car magnet

Make $100 Gift

$250 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $100 care package, PLUS:

  • Tote bag
  • Recognition as a member of the DLC's Lemur Friend Society

Make $250 Gift

$500 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $250 care package, PLUS:

  • 8" x 10" photo of your lemur (instead of a 5" x 7" photo)
  • Private Lemurs Live tour for up to eight people. Reservation must be made in advance. Value of tour passes is not tax deductible and will not be included in your tax receipt from Duke University. If you'd like, you may opt out of the tour passes to keep your gift fully tax-deductible.

Make $500 Gift
Make $500 Gift without Tickets

$1,000 Care Package

This Adopt a Lemur package increases your support of our lemurs and includes all items outlined in the $500 care package, PLUS:

  • Instead of a private tour through the tour department, you will receive a behind-the-scenes visit for up to four people, arranged through the DLC's development staff. Reservations must be made in advance. To go behind the scenes, all participants must be at least 10 years old.
  • Recognition on the donor wall in the Lemur Landing Gift Shop, as well as other benefits as a member of the DLC's Lemur Champion Society

Make $1,000 Gift

$8,400 Care Package

Fully support the average cost of an entire year of care for one lemur at the Duke Lemur Center! With this premiere Adopt a Lemur care package, you will receive all of the items outlined in the $1,000 care package, PLUS:

  • Exclusive adoption -- choose a specific lemur, not just the species!
  • Half-day visit on a weekday morning at the DLC for up to eight people on a customized series of behind-the-scenes activities with our lemur experts, coordinated by the DLC's development staff. Arrangements must be made in advance. To go behind the scenes, all participants must be at least 10 years old.
  • Recognition on the donor wall in the Lemur Landing Gift Shop, as well as other benefits as a member of the DLC's Director's Society

Make $8,400 Gift

Donation only (without adoption package)

If you would like your gift to contribute toward our animals' care but don't want or need one of the adoption packages above, we welcome your direct donation. Your gift at any level is appreciated!


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