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10-month-old Helene, a critically endangered ruffed lemur, plays with a feeder ball donated via the DLC’s wishlist.

Organizing an Enrichment Drive

Lemurs need to stay happy, healthy, and busy just like you! 365 days of the year, the DLC’s dedicated Primate Technicians help ensure that our lemurs’ lives are interesting. In addition to our usual care-taking tasks, our enrichment program promotes curiosity, exploration, mental stimulation, and natural behaviors and adds variety to our lemurs’ daily routine.

Click below for a printable flyer for organizing your own enrichment drive to benefit the DLC’s lemurs. This is a great way for children, academic departments, and community groups to become involved in philanthropic giving! You can also send a toy or a treat directly to the DLC via our wishlist. Be sure to include your name and email address in the notes field so the lemurs can send a thank-you! Wishlist — send a lemur a present!

Below: This lemur “toy box” included an awesome selection of items from our wishlist: a hanging plush bed, two hammocks, a toy mirror, and yummy cinnamon to add an enriching touch to our lemurs’ daily diets! The crate itself was attached to a branch to create a cozy place for a lemur — or two or three — to curl up for a nap.*

*Please note that as of March 2020, we can only accept items that are pre-packaged and sealed by the manufacturer. Thus the easiest, safest way to donate is to ask your guests to have their items shipped directly to the Lemur Center from Thank you so much for your understanding!

Homemade toys no longer accepted

March 2020 update: For the health and safety of our lemurs, we can no longer accept donated household enrichment items, including homemade enrichment toys, cardboard rolls (paper towel or toilet paper rolls), cardboard boxes, fleece, or denim pockets.

Instead, we can only accept items that are pre-packaged and sealed by the manufacturer, and we’re looking into enrichment alternatives that we can purchase directly and/or add to the amazon wishlist to be delivered to the DLC. Thanks so much for your understanding. We truly appreciate your donations, and we’re very sorry for any inconvenience!