Thursday, November 20, 2008

Welcome to the Duke Lemur Center Blog!

We want you to have the opportunity to get to know the unique, endangered animals we study and care for at the Duke Lemur Center. Lemurs occur naturally only in Madagascar, an island off the coast of Africa, and their habitat is disappearing at an alarming rate.

The scientists and technicians at the Duke Lemur Center have been studying and working to protect lemurs and their fellow prosimian primates, the lorises of Asia and the galagos of Africa for longer and with more animals than any other institution in the world.

You don't have to go to Madagascar to see these gentle creatures of undeniable charm and tremendous scientific importance. You can schedule a guided tour of the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, NC by calling 919.489.3364.


  1. The Duke Lemur Center is doing a wonderful job protecting the lemurs. Everyone should take a trip to the lemur center. They are just the most adorable little creatures! While you are there, you can also adopt a lemur. You get a certificate and a photo of your lemur and you get to know you are helping the lemur center care for all the animals!

  2. Hey, Heath, guess what you are getting for Christmas! :)

  3. Fantastic seeing the Lemur Center enter the blogosphere - only great things can happen, and I look forward to learning more about these amazing creatures.