On October 29, 2021, the Duke Lemur Center celebrated World Lemur Day. Couldn’t join us live? Catch up on all of the action right here!


A visit to Madagascar

Our global lemur celebration started in Madagascar with DLC-SAVA Education Specialist Evrard Benasoavina. He took us on a live nature walk with school children from Ambatofisaka at Macolline Nature Park as they learned about lemurs, conservation, and the importance of healthy ecosystems.

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Lemur breakfast in the forest

Duke University Communications, Colony Curator Britt Keith, and Lead Education Technician Faye Goodwin spent time with the lemur residents of Natural Habitat Enclosure #3 as they enjoyed their breakfast. They chatted about what makes lemurs unique and why the Duke Lemur Center is such a special place for lemur research and conservation.

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The story of fossil lemurs

The story of lemur evolution starts right here in North America more than 50 million years ago! Fossil Curator Dr. Matt Borths took us through the epic global journey of these incredible primates in this conversation hosted by the Alf Museum of Paleobiology and Western Science Center.

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A podcast of all things lemur 

Sara Clark, the DLC’s Director of Communications, jumped on the “For the Love of Nature” podcast to talk all things lemur! Find out what makes these creatures equally cute and fascinating, why they’re the most endangered group of mammals on Earth, and how you can help conserve them!

Listen on Apple Podcasts: duke.is/p9gx5

Listen on Spotify: duke.is/4fs8y

Podcast image with a photo of Clark on the left, podcast logo in the center, and ring-tailed lemur on the right


Celebrate lemurs every day!

Wish the fun didn’t have to end with World Lemur Day? We have lots of options for year-round lemur fun, including our Learning Lemurs Club, symbolic Adopt a Lemur program, and FREE virtual tour!