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Adopt a Lemur Program

Your symbolic adoption supports animal care at the Duke Lemur Center and our conservation programs in Madagascar. Please select a species below to begin.

Become a “Lemur Parent”! 

Watch our Adopt a Lemur commercial featuring legendary British comedian John Cleese!

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Aye-aye

Black and White Ruffed Lemur

Blue-eyed Black Lemur

Coquerel's Sifaka

Crowned Lemur

Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur

Mouse Lemur

Ring-tailed Lemur

Donation Only

Adoption Levels

To symbolically adopt a lemur, start by clicking on a photo above to select your favorite species.

Due to COVID-19 shipping delays, please allow extra time for your order to arrive. If you would prefer a digital adoption packet via email instead, please type “digital version” in the “Is there anything you’d like to share?” comments section of your order. 

  • $50 Package
  • Adoption certificate
  • Species fact sheet
  • Lemur’s biography
  • Photo
  • Sticker
  • e-updates quarterly

 

  • $100 Package
  • Adoption certificate
  • Species fact sheet
  • Lemur’s biography
  • Photo
  • Sticker
  • Car magnet
  • e-updates quarterly

 

  • $250 Package
  • Adoption certificate
  • Species fact sheet
  • Lemur’s biography
  • Photo
  • Sticker
  • Car magnet
  • Tote bag
  • e-updates quarterly

 

  • Other Amounts*
  • $500
  • $1,000
  • $8,400**
  • Write-In

 

*All adoption gifts over $250 will receive the $250 package. Donors of $1,000 or more are also eligible for Duke Lemur Center’s giving societies recognition.

** The average cost of caring for a lemur is $8,400 per year. Give at this level and we’ll happily allow you to choose your favorite specific lemur at the DLC as your adoptee!

Looking for other ways to give?

Please visit our DONATE page!

Questions?

Answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Adopt a Lemur FAQ.

 

You may also contact the Adopt a Lemur Program Coordinator:

adoptalemur@duke.edu

919.401.7226