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Duke Lemur Center

Duke Lemur Center

The Lemur Center is home to approximately 260 prosimians (primates that evolved before monkeys and apes), including lemurs of Madagascar, the lorises and galagos of Asia and Africa, and the tarsiers of certain East Asian islands. Since 1968, the has been dedicated to preservation, propagation and study of these endangered prosimians; it maintains the world's largest captive collection of prosimians.

The Lemur Center houses both diurnal(day-time active) in natural habitat enclosures outdoors and nocturnal(night-time active) prosimians indoors. Tours for individuals or groups can be arranged in advance only. As the majority of the tour is outside and along gravel paths, it is recommended that visitors wear comfortable walking shoes.

September 19 - 19, 2014

Moonlight & Starlight Paddle

Enjoy the wildlife, soak in the moonrays & starshine, and experience the sounds of nature. These very leisurely paddles are suitable for just about anyone. Pre-registration required. Cost $25 per person (canoe), $30 per person (kayak).

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