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  • Title: Duke Lemur Center
    Descriptive info: .. Toggle Navigation.. Home.. About.. History + Mission.. News + Media.. Blog.. Events.. Visit.. Connect.. Contact Us.. Hours.. Tours.. Getting Here.. Plan Your Visit.. Gift Shop.. Discover.. Meet the Lemurs.. Educational Programs.. Division of Fossil Primates.. Research Areas.. For Researchers.. Collaborators.. Engage.. Student Opportunities.. Volunteer.. Internships.. IMAX.. Protect.. Conservation.. Donate.. Funding.. Adopt a Lemur.. Newsletter Sign Up.. Follow Us.. Facebook.. Twitter.. Google+.. YouTube.. Instagram.. RSS.. People.. Press Releases.. In the media.. Join us for our next Evening with the Experts seminar featuring fossa expert Dr.. Luke Dollar.. September 17, 6:30pm Call for reservations - Click for details.. Research.. Tours + Education.. Duke Lemur Center News.. Lemurpalooza!.. Back from the Forest: Duke ENGAGE  ...   to come home.. More News.. Duke Lemur Center.. The Duke Lemur Center is the world’s largest and most diverse collection of lemurs Earth s most endangered group of mammals outside of Madagascar.. The Duke Lemur Center advances science, scholarship, and biological conservation through interdisciplinary research, community-based conservation and public outreach.. By engaging scientists, students and the public in new discoveries and global awareness, the Center promotes a deeper appreciation of biodiversity and an understanding of the power of scientific discovery.. Visit the Center.. Learn More.. Sign Up to Receive Our Newsletters.. Contact.. Employment.. Duke University.. Address:.. 3705 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705 |.. Phone:.. (919) 489-3364.. Site Design & Development by.. Kompleks Creative..

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  • Title: Hours | Duke Lemur Center
    Descriptive info: The Duke Lemur Center is open all year round from 9:30-4:00 and welcomes visitors to tour and learn about these amazing animals.. Be sure to check our tour page as the times of tours change from season to season and on holidays.. 2014 Holiday Closures:.. November 27th, 28th.. December 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st.. January 1, 2015.. Note: All tours by appointment only.. To schedule a tour call 919-401-7240.. The gift shop is open to the public during business hours.. Explore.. Madagascar..

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  • Title: Tours | Duke Lemur Center
    Descriptive info: Thank you for your interest in the Duke Lemur Center.. Please call (919) 489-3364 ext.. 0 or (919) 401-7240 to make your reservation today! You must schedule a tour in order to visit, i.. e.. , we do not allow self-guided visits.. You must be a tour guide at all times.. All tours are by appointment only.. Tours are conducted seven days a week.. Tours are paid for the day of by cash, check or any major credit card.. We look forward to hosting your visit.. Tours tend to book up 1-2 weeks in advance, longer for weekends during the spring and summer months.. If you leave a voice message, please give our staff up to 48 hours to return your call.. 2014 DLC HOLIDAY CLOSURES: Nov 27,28; Dec 24,25,26,31; Jan 1 2015.. * Please note: As of January 1, 2014 all tours are subject to the NC State Entertainment tax at 7.. 5%).. This tax is.. not.. included in the price of the tour.. Lemurs Live!.. An ideal tour for families and friends, learn about the similarities and differences between lemur species and what makes lemurs some of the most fascinating animals in the world.. Visitors will typically observe about 10 different species of lemurs.. Bring your camera, as you will be amazed by these wonderful creatures! The Lemurs Live! tour is a guided experience.. The content of the tour is designed for ages 7 and up, however all ages are welcome to participate and our guides make every effort to help everyone enjoy their lemur experience.. If you would like to schedule a large group, please inform our associate of the age range of the group and we will strive to tailor the tour to meet your needs.. Duration:.. appx.. 60-90 Minutes.. Offered:.. All year.. Fees.. Adults – $12.. Children (3-12), Seniors (65+), Military w/ ID and College and University students w/ ID, Duke Employee w/ID – $9.. Children – (2 and under) FREE.. Group Rate (10+ participants) – $8 (chaperones count as participants with school groups).. Tour times: 10:30, 1:00 and 2:30.. Maximum groups size 45 (May-August); 30 (September-April).. Information for Groups: For all group tours of 10 or more participants, the Duke Lemur Center will hold a deposit of 50% of the total cost for the tour.. A group representative must provide credit card information to hold the spaces for the tour.. You must call to make any changes to your reservationat least 48 hours in advance of your tour.. Group that cancel with less than 48 hours until their tour will be charged the 50% deposit.. Groups that arrive with fewer participants for the tour without having notified the Duke Lemur Center 48 hours in advance will be charged the full amount of spaces booked.. Group Leaders/Teachers: Your group can help the lemurs! We re always looking for fun toys for the lemurs.. If your group is interested in donating enrichment items to the lemurs, see the.. Enrichment Drive  ...   Duke Lemur Center will hold a deposit of 50% of the total cost for the tour.. You must call to make any changes to your reservation at least 48 hours in advance of your tour.. Group that cancel with less than 48 hours until their tour or no-show will be charged the 50% deposit.. Painting with Lemurs.. Lemur Van Gogh? No, but close.. We here at the DLC consider it abstract art! Experience the Lemur Center through a different medium.. Join us on this exclusive tour and learn more about the Duke Lemur Center’s behavioral enrichment program.. This tour will not only take you behind the scenes into one of our new lemur housing areas, but also highlight some of the activities the staff here at the Center can do to improve the daily lives of our lemurs.. Painting is an activity the lemurs enjoy, and something different added to their normal routine.. Participants on this tour will get to choose up to three different colors of paint (all non-toxic, water based tempura) and observe the lemurs making their masterpiece first hand! The best part of the whole experience is that you get to bring the canvas home with you!.. 60 minutes.. year-round (afternoons @ 1:30).. $95 per person.. 10 and above.. Maximum Participants:.. 2.. Tour time: 1:30.. (can be flexible).. A Photographer’s Dream.. View the Duke Lemur Center through the eyes (or lens) of our resident staff photographer, David Haring.. Enjoy a morning traveling through our natural habitat enclosures photographing multiple species of lemurs with David and five other fellow photographers.. This leisurely paced experienced is geared towards photographers who are interested capturing the lemurs exhibit natural behaviors such as foraging, climbing, resting, and grooming.. You will have the time to set up the perfect shot and enjoy the company of fellow photographers of all experience levels.. Spaces are very limited so call 919-401-7240 soon!.. Price:.. $150/person.. Next Date:.. September 12, 2014, 9:00am.. Behind the Scenes.. Closed for the season.. Would you like a close up view of the lemurs and to experience the Center as only staff members do? Then join us on a tour of our updated facility and see how the Center functions on a daily basis.. This is a perfect tour for the cooler weather!.. Oct 17th-April 30th.. $95 per participant.. Maximum Group Size:.. Eight participants.. 10:30.. Age Restrictions:.. 12 and above.. Maximum Participants:.. 6.. Educational Outreach (offsite programming).. Here at the Duke Lemur Center we understand that not everyone can make it out to see the lemurs.. The Duke Lemur Center will visit your school, club or place of business for an hour long, age appropriate presentation about lemurs and/or any lemur related topic you choose (e.. g.. lemur 101, research, conservation, and husbandry).. We will bring along educational literature, bio facts and Malagasy cultural items to show.. The DLC also will set up educational displays at nature festivals, local museums and other special events as requested.. $100..

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  • Title: Getting Here | Duke Lemur Center
    Descriptive info: Address.. 3705 Erwin Road.. Durham, NC 27705.. North of Durham (I-85 South).. I-85 South to 15-501 South.. Exit at NC Hwy.. 751 (Duke Exit.. Right at bottom of off ramp (there is a light).. At traffic circle, go 3/4 way around and veer onto “Old” Erwin Road (Erwin Extension).. (large wooden “Duke Forest” sign on the corner- right side).. 1st left onto Lemur Lane (ignore “Restricted” signs).. Follow till it ends, turn right on the gravel road.. Through gate and park in gravel lot on Left.. Check in at Lemur Landing across from the parking lot (with handicap ramp).. Chapel Hill (15-501 North).. 15-501 North to Durham.. Follow 15-501 N.. Bypass to Duke Univ.. Take the 2nd exit: NC Hwy.. 751(Duke Exit).. Left at bottom of off ramp (there is a light).. Go under 15-501 overpass, At traffic circle, go 3/4 way  ...   last intersection before Lemur is a stop light at Cornwallis).. Duke Campus.. Cameron/NC 751 North (towards 15-501 intersection).. Go under 15-501, At traffic circle, go 3/4 way around and veer onto “Old” Erwin Road (Erwin Extension).. Greensboro / Winston-Salem / Etc.. (85 North and 40 East):.. Take 85/40 to Raleigh/Durham.. Continue on 85 North at 40/85 split.. Take the Durham Freeway 147 South exit.. Take the 15-501 South exit off of that.. 751 (Duke Exit).. RTP / Apex (40 West).. 40 West to 15-501N (to Durham).. Go under 15-501 overpass.. Raleigh / Cary / RTP (40 West).. 40 West to the Durham Freeway 147.. Do not take the 15-501-business exit.. Take the 15-501 South exit to Chapel Hill (Exit 16 B).. Raleigh / North Raleigh (70 West).. Take 70 West to Durham (it merges with 85 South).. Follow I-85 South to 15-501 South..

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  • Title: Plan Your Visit | Duke Lemur Center
    Descriptive info: For directions to the Duke Lemur Center please.. click here.. Most tours have an outdoor component.. Please dress accordingly for weather.. Rainy days.. – Tours will go out rain or shine provided there is no lightning or thunder in the immediate area.. Umbrellas are welcome.. If you would like to reschedule your visit due to weather, please call 919-401-7240.. Hot days.. - There are shaded areas on the tour path and we avoid standing in the direct sun for long periods of time.. We now have benches along the tour path for resting.. Water is welcome and encouraged on the tour.. Cold days.. - The lemurs are allowed outside access anytime the weather is 45 degrees or above.. This does not guarantee that the lemurs will choose to be outside.. If there is not good viewing outside we will bring you into two indoor viewing areas.. The entire tour path and gift shop are ADA accessible.. Please feel free to bring wheelchairs and strollers as needed.. The path is concrete allowing for easy access.. We do have a wheelchair on site and a golf cart to aid in transportation for those who need help.. Please request these items if needed when booking your tour.. Food / Drink Policy..  ...   at all times.. Please call 919-401-7240 to book your tour.. What is your weather policy?.. Tours will go on rain or shine with the exception of threats of lighting in the forecast.. Please dress accordingly.. How long do tours last?.. Tours last approximately 1 hour.. Do I get to touch a lemur on the tour?.. No.. For the safety of our animals and for your safety, no guests are allowed any physical contact with the animals here at the Center.. How far in advance do I need to make a reservation?.. While our team will do all we can to accommodate you; we kindly request a week’s notice for tours.. During the winter months we may be able to make same day accommodations.. During the spring and summer months weekends fill up about a week or two in advance, so please call as far in advance as possible.. What is your cancellation policy?.. We kindly request 48 hours advanced notice for cancellations.. I have a scheduled tour, but notice restricted access signs on Lemur Lane.. If you have a scheduled tour or would just like to visit the gift shop during business hours, please follow Lemur Lane past the restricted access signs until you reach our parking lot..

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  • Title: Gift Shop | Duke Lemur Center
    Descriptive info: The Duke Lemur Center Gift Shop is open to the public daily 9:30-4:00.. **Gift Certificates are available for all tours**.. Photos and Merchandise.. Please visit the.. DLC’s zenfolio website.. to purchase photos and.. Duke University s online store.. for select lemur merchandise.. Lemur Art.. Lemur Art now available for sale by phone!.. We cannot guarantee the artist or colors, but all art is done by the lemurs here at the Center.. 5×7 $12.. 50.. 8×10 $20.. 00.. $7.. 95 shipping and handling charge for all purchases.. Please call 919-401-7240 to place your order!..

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  • Title: Meet the Lemurs | Duke Lemur Center
    Descriptive info: Coquerel s Sifaka.. Grey Mouse Lemur.. Red Ruffed Lemur.. Black White Ruffed Lemur.. Red-bellied Lemur.. Mongoose Lemur.. Red Collared Lemur.. Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur.. Blue-eyed Black Lemur.. Pygmy Slow Loris.. Crowned Lemur.. Aye-Aye.. Common Black Lemur.. Common Brown Lemur.. Thick-tailed Bush Baby.. Sanford s Lemur.. Slender Loris.. Eastern Lesser Bamboo Lemur.. Ring-tailed Lemur.. White-fronted Lemur.. Slow Loris.. Red-fronted Lemur.. What is a lemur and what does the word “lemur” mean?.. A lemur is a type of prosimian primate that is wild only on the island of Madagascar.. Lemur in Latin means “ghost” and many of the Malagasy people believe lemurs are similar to spirits or ghosts because of their haunting stare and night activity.. How did lemurs get to Madagascar?.. Madagascar broke away from Africa/India about 100 million years before lemurs ever existed.. Scientists believe lemurs and other mammals reached Madagascar via “rafting” on clumps of vegetation, or trees.. What do lemurs eat?.. Lemurs eat leaves, flowers, fruit, and insects.. At the Lemur Center, they also eat special monkey chow biscuits (loaded with nutrients).. In our natural habitat enclosures, lemurs eat all kinds of North  ...   at the Duke Lemur Center consist exclusively of prosimian primates.. These are the primates that evolved before monkeys and apes, and are representative of the early primates that existed fifty million years ago.. The Lemur Center houses three groups of living prosimians.. In this section we would like to introduce you to the lemurs of Madagascar, the lorises of Asia and the galagos (bush babies) of Africa.. What happens when the lemurs at the Lemur Center become sick?.. We have two veterinarians and two vet techs who works full time at the center.. Our veterinarian team treats the lemurs when they are sick.. They can also perform surgery if they have an injury that requires it.. Are the lemurs at the Lemur Center pets?.. No! We want our animals to live in an environment as close to their natural habitat as possible.. We want our animals to behave the way they would in the wild, i.. foraging, socializing with other lemurs, breeding and warning one another of potential predators.. Another way we keep them “wild,” is by not handling them unless it is absolutely necessary..

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  • Title: Educational Programs | Duke Lemur Center
    Descriptive info: Summer Camp.. The Duke Lemur Center offers science day camps for rising 6-8 grade students.. Students meet our lemurs and lemur experts to participate in exciting activities.. Topics include primatology, primate sociality and behavior, research on the living and fossil collection at the Lemur Center, conservation in Madagascar and animal husbandry.. Workshops.. The Duke Lemur Center offers exciting one-day workshops throughout the year for students of all ages.. Workshops touch on all aspects of research, education and conservation.. Current workshops include writing and illustration workshops for children offered through Brighthorse Art and held on-site at the Lemur Center..

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  • Title: Division of Fossil Primates | Duke Lemur Center
    Descriptive info: The Division of Fossil Primates (DFP) houses rare and unique collections of vertebrates from around the world that document the complexity, diversity and evolutionary history of life over the past 55 million years.. Over 27,000 specimens are housed at DFP and span time ranges from 55 to 48 million years (Wyoming), 37 to 19 million years (Egypt), 18 to 7 million years (India), and 10,000 to 500 years (Madagascar).. Gregg Gunnell directs the Division of Fossil Primates at the Duke Lemur Center.. Photo by Jon Gardiner/Duke Photography.. The primary focus of the DFP collections is on primates but many other mammals and vertebrates are also represented.. Specimens range from nearly complete skeletons of subfossils from Madagascar, to skulls, dentitions, and isolated postcranial elements from Egypt, India and Wyoming.. An extensive collection of comparative casts and recent primate skeletons is also included in the DFP collections.. We encourage study of DFP collections by both Duke and outside researchers and students through visits to collections, loans, and cast exchanges.. In addition, we are actively making digital 3D images  ...   and collection of subfossil giant lemurs in the Pleistocene and Holocene of Madagascar.. Read more about projects in Egypt, Madagascar, India and Wyoming.. The DFP employs 3-4 work study students each year to help with all aspects of collection management, curation and research.. We also welcome volunteers and encourage anyone who is interested to contact us to explore possibilities (contact information below).. Duke University Lemur Center.. 1013 Broad Street.. Durham, North Carolina 27705.. Phone – 919.. 416.. 8420.. Fax – 919.. 8584.. Director: Gregg F.. Gunnell, PhD.. gregg.. gunnell@duke.. edu.. Staff Specialist: Catherine Riddle.. criddle@duke.. Donations.. Donations play a huge part in the curation, preservation, and field expeditions for our Department.. If you wish to make a donation please contact our office.. A special thanks to the following for their generous support:.. Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.. Trish Kohler.. Ben Freed.. Related News.. Fossils, Ancient Texts and … Moss?.. Unique Duke collections you may not know.. Aug 7, 2013.. Duke Today.. Gregg Gunnell: Managing the Fossils.. Duke’s noted fossil collection is under new management.. Oct 21, 2011..

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  • Title: Research Areas | Duke Lemur Center
    Descriptive info: Discover!.. Curiosity and knowledge prompt discovery.. Discovery prompts action.. And the more we learn about lemurs, the better we are able to protect them in the wild, care for them in captivity, and engage the public to not only care, but to participate.. And how do we discover? Through.. research.. !.. The Duke Lemur Center houses approximately 250 individual animals representing 23 species: from mouse lemurs (the world’s smallest primate) and sifaka, to ring-tailed lemurs and the aye aye (the world’s strangest primate), and everything in between.. The size and incredible diversity of our colony provides unique opportunities for researchers from around the world.. We are home to  ...   preferences.. Such diversity yields a large and diverse research program, but the one thing that all DLC research has in common is that all is non-invasive.. We do not allow research that will harm our animals in any way.. Browse a.. complete list of Lemur Center publications.. from 1964 to the present, or learn more about research being conducted at the Duke Lemur Center in the following areas:.. Aging and Disease.. Anatomy and Physiology.. Behavior.. Biomechanics.. (locomotion, feeding).. Cognition.. Communication.. Energetics.. Genetics/Genomics.. Paleontology.. Systematics.. You can also.. view our current and recent research projects from 1991 to the present.. (Excel spreadsheet), or find news coverage of recent research.. here..

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  • Title: For Researchers | Duke Lemur Center
    Descriptive info: Biological Samples.. The Duke Lemur Center maintains a large inventory of biological samples that are available for scientific study by qualified individuals (e.. , researchers) or institutions (e.. g, research centers or museums).. If you are interested in obtaining biological samples please read on.. Live Animal Use.. We strive to accommodate all research that adheres to our “do no harm” policy.. To ensure animal safety and well-being, all project proposals must be reviewed and approved before research can begin.. Historic Animal Data.. Download Data Now! Since its establishment in 1966, the Duke Lemur Center  ...   data relating to ancestry, reproduction, longevity and body mass for 27 prosimian primate taxa.. Read on for details!.. Funding Opportunities.. Undergraduates and graduate students are welcome to apply for a number of awards to support research projects at the Duke Lemur Center.. Facilities.. Our lemurs are housed in a variety of ways at various times of the year, depending on the species, the weather, and the individuals in question.. We are also able to provide designated research rooms and laboratory space for researchers, as well as limited housing in a rustic cabin located on site..

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