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Duke Lemur Center

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3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
+1 919-489-3364
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Interesting self-guided tour for 1-1.5 hours

They have the guided and self-guided tour options. We had enjoyed both, so it is really your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JamesSMc
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Katy, Texas
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Amazing Experience

Being this the most diverse collection of Lemurs (outside from Madagascar) this is a mandatory... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andres V
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Durham, North Carolina
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3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
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"research facility"
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"aye aye"
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"basic tour"
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"nocturnal lemurs"
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"tour guide"
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"ring tailed lemurs"
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"free range"
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"lemur experience"
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"fascinating creatures"
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"red light"
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"love animals"
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"reserve in advance"
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"informational video"
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"nc zoo"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have the guided and self-guided tour options. We had enjoyed both, so it is really your preference. In the self-guided tour, you go at your own pace and there are docents at the different areas to talk about and answer questions on the lemurs....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Being this the most diverse collection of Lemurs (outside from Madagascar) this is a mandatory visit for tourists and locals. Not only you have the opportunity to meet Lemurs, but you learn about the cutting edge research that Duke is doing around them.

Thank Andres V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got to go as a prescheduled group to the Duke Lemur Center. This has been a research facility for lemurs for more than 50 years and has the world’s largest and most diverse collection of lemurs outside of Madagascar. We started at the visitor...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outside of Mozambique, this is the only place which has 15 species of Lemurs, who live in a safe preserve; the ones on display are rotated so they aren't always caged. While there are 100 species of Lemur, this place has the most outside of...More

Thank Ann N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

DH & I signed up for the walking with lemurs tour. We did get to the center super early which was fun as we browsed the shop and watched a short video. Our small group was taken into an enclosure and then watched the lemurs...More

Thank Sally A
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

I think I would have had a better experience if it was not raining outside. The Lemurs were all inside their cages and you don't really get to see many if you just step inside the building. I would recommend visiting if the weather is...More

Thank Nancy U
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

The center which houses 200+ lemurs is the largest collection of this animal outside its homeland on the island of Madagascar. Our young guide was knowledgeable and answered all questions. Was difficult to get good pictures because of the screens on the cages. When the...More

Thank Afoodie65
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

So glad we were able to visit this center. Our tour guide was very informative and we did see a lot of lemurs. I didn't want the tour to end. If you have the money, I would suggest a tour of the "wild" enclosure.

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

This is not Disney World, it is not the NC Zoo, but it is so very interesting and so wonderful. What the people do here to preserve for all of us these interesting and amazing little animals for all of us who would otherwise never...More

Thank Wayne T
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

I doubt that there is any where else to see this variety of lemurs. There is lots to learn about these relatives of ours, and this is a good place to start.

Thank CrystalClearTravels
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MaureenGamrecki
August 8, 2017|
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Our tour was at 1030--- they fed them at that time
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Rroegner
June 24, 2017|
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Response from Carl F | Reviewed this property |
There are a few different methods used at the Lemur center for containing the animals. Some are in caged habitats, some are kept in habitats that have both and indoor and an out door contained space for them to move freely... More
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Chuck G
February 11, 2017|
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Response from sabimax | Reviewed this property |
The Lemurs are mostly in cages. Once in a while the staff does bring out some lemurs for close ups.
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