Duke Lemur Center

The Duke Lemur Center was established in 1966 and today is the world's largest sanctuary for rare and endangered prosimian primates. Sadly, lemurs are the most endangered mammal group on the planet. Nestled on 85 acres in Duke Forest, the Lemur Center houses about 250 animals, including 233 lemurs encompassing 15 species, along with lorises from India and Southeast Asia and bushbabies from Africa. The Mission of the Duke Lemur Center is to promote research and understanding of prosimians and their natural habitat as a means of advancing the frontiers of knowledge, to contribute to the educational development of future leaders in international scholarship and conservation and to enhance the h...

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