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Love and Lemurs on Valentine’s Day

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Make lemurs a part of your Valentine’s Day plans by ordering this year’s Love and Lemurs video valentine to share with friends and family!

It’ll be like watching your own special episode of The Newlywed Game, but better—because our version features the cutest, most charismatic primates of all: lemurs!

But wait, there’s more! Your donation of $25+ through the link below not only gets you the most “AWWWW”-some valentine of the season; it also supports the care of lemurs here at the DLC 🥰


THIS PROMOTION HAS ENDED. We do have other wonderful giving to consider, such as making a donation in someone’s honor or ordering an Adopt a Lemur package (to be mailed to the recipient next week). Thank you for your interest in the Duke Lemur Center!

What you’ll receive

With a donation of $25 or more through the link on this page, you will receive:

🧡 On Valentine’s Day, a special message to share/forward to those you care about, explaining that you made a special donation to the DLC and including the link to this year’s valentine video! Read details below under “What to Expect.”

🧡 Exclusive access to the 2024 Love and Lemurs video, featuring four of our favorite “lemur couples” (crowned lemurs Aria and Mosi, blue-eyed black lemur Kidman and red-fronted lemur Cardinal, ring-tailed lemurs Nikos and Brigitta, and Coquerel’s sifakas Furia and Thrax) competing in our very own version of The Newlywed Game! It’s sure to bring smiles to the faces of those you love.

🧡 Fun, shareable, and printable 8.5” X 11” lemur valentine images and cards, like the sample from last year’s promotion shown at the bottom of this page.

🧡 Warm fuzzies, knowing that your tax-deductible donation supports the care of Earth’s most endangered mammals!

Delivery basics + deadline to order

Delivery of valentine’s messages + video link will begin on Feb. 14 at 9:00 a.m. EST. That morning, all individuals who donated prior to 8:30 a.m. EST will receive an email from the DLC with the link to our 2024 Love and Lemurs valentine video.

The deadline to order your valentine with a donation through the link above is Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 4:00 p.m. EST. Read more about “what to expect” below.

What to expect

Your email message from the Duke Lemur Center, including the link and password for the 2024 Love and Lemurs valentine video to share with others, will be sent as follows:

For orders placed prior to Feb. 14 at 8:30 AM EST, donors will receive their Valentine’s Day message from the Duke Lemur Center on Feb. 14 before 9:00 AM EST, providing a link and access to the 2024 Love & Lemurs Valentine Video that they can then begin sharing with their loved ones. For orders on Valentine’s Day placed AFTER 8:30 a.m. EST and BEFORE 3:30 p.m. EST the email with the video link will be delivered by 4:00 p.m. EST.

If you do not see the Valentine’s Day email in your inbox by 9:00 AM EST on Feb. 14, please first check your spam/junk/promotions folders. If it isn't there, please email

Commonly asked questions

How does it work? One gift of $25 or more through the link above buys you access to our 2024 Love & Lemurs Video Valentine. You will receive the link to that video on Valentine’s Day via an emailed message, which you can then share along with your own personal comments with all of the people you care about.

How much is it? We request a minimum donation of $25. If you plan to forward the valentine message to more than two people, please consider increasing your gift to the DLC by adding another $10 (or more!) per additional recipient. Just change the default amount from $25 to the amount you choose on the payment page. Every gift makes a huge difference to us, so THANK YOU!

Where does my donation go? Your tax-deductible donation to the DLC's Love & Lemurs fundraiser supports the care of our remarkable colony of lemurs—Earth’s most endangered mammals! Your tax receipt from Duke will note “Duke Lemur Center, Unrestricted Fund.”

Is my gift tax deductible? Yes! Donations to the Duke Lemur Center are deductible at the highest limits allowed for federal income or estate tax purposes. Your tax receipt will come from Duke University, Federal Tax ID 56-0532129. Questions about your receipt can be emailed to

When will I receive my Valentine's Day message? On or before February 13, you will receive a preliminary message from the Duke Lemur Center with a link to our “Valentine’s Day Toolkit” outlining when your Valentine’s Day message and video link will be delivered, along with links to a few valentine “extras” including digital images and downloadable cards that you may opt to share with your loved ones in addition to the video link. The link to the video will also be added to this page on Valentine's Day.

Also, on or before Valentine's Day, you (the donor/purchaser) will receive an email from the Duke Lemur Center with a special Valentine’s Day message that will include the link to access and view the Love and Lemurs valentine video on our website. You can then forward your Valentine’s Day message to your chosen recipient(s).

For additional details, see the "What to expect" tab.

I didn't receive an email from the DLC by 9 a.m. on Valentine's Day. What should I do? If you do not see the email in your inbox, please check your spam and/or junk folders. If it isn't there, please email 

Can the DLC mail a valentine to a physical ('snail mail') address? Sorry, but no.  These valentines can be sent via email only. You can, however, print a notecard from the toolkit to personally hand deliver or mail to your loved ones if you order in time to snail-mail it!

How late can I submit my order? For delivery on Valentine's Day, the absolute deadline to order is 3:30 p.m. EST on Feb. 14. Orders placed between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Valentine's Day will receive their message with the video link by 4:00 p.m. EST.

Tax receipt information

Your donation is tax-deductible and once your donation is processed, a receipt will be sent to you from Duke University, federal tax ID 56-0532129.


Want to receive your valentine for FREE next year? his Valentine’s Day promotion is a great annual fundraiser AND it provides a special way for us to thank our annual donors who give us $250 or more per year! In order to get a complimentary valentine in 2025, support us with $250 or more in tax-deductible gifts during the coming year!

Looking for additional gift ideas? Symbolically adopt a lemur for yourself or someone you love, or explore the other great ways to support the DLC with a tax-deductible donation that you always have the option to dedicate in someone’s honor or memory.


If you have questions about your donation, please contact Mary Paisley at