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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.

November 2 - 2, 2014

Vegetarian Flava Fest

Experience Vegetarian, Vegan, and Live (Raw) cuisine samples from your favorite restaurants, food trucks, caterers, and chefs in the Triangle Area. This event will feature cooking demonstrations, a food truck rodeo, a vegetarian cookoff, local farmers, children’s food tasting, healthy eating and living workshops, and other interactive activities. Tickets $10.

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