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Duke Lemur Center

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Hidden Gem; Valuable Resource; Cute-Looking Cousins, Far Removed

The Duke Lemur Center houses about 200 members of 17 species of lemurs and their biological cousins... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
York, Pennsylvania
Complicated but interesting

The tour itself is comprehensive and interesting. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

The Duke Lemur Center houses about 200 members of 17 species of lemurs and their biological cousins in a protected setting in the Duke Forest on the outskirts of Durham, NC. The Center provides housing for an endangered set of species, supports international conservation efforts...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

The tour itself is comprehensive and interesting. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the some 200 plus lemur inhabitants. On its 80 acres, there are several outdoor enclosures that an be visited during the warmer months for the premium price of $95. The rest of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Megan M, Education Programs Manager at Duke Lemur Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thank you so much for your review, John! We're happy to hear the you enjoyed your tour, and we also wanted to offer some clarification on our conservation breeding program. Because the wild habitat for so many animals, including lemurs, is disappearing rapidly, the role...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

I went with a group to visit the Lemur Center. There were lots of Lemurs in the outside cage area, so we got to see a good number of the different varieties of lemurs. Didn't know there were so many different kinds. This is a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank nelly622
Reviewed October 30, 2018

My family and I enjoyed the "Behind the Scenes" Tour at the Duke Lemur Center. We were able to get close to the lemurs, who were in their cages, because of the chilly weather, and not outside in the forest. Our two guides were very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jill H
Reviewed October 21, 2018

After years of waiting, I finally got to see the lemurs. Totally worth the wait! The tour starts with a short informative video, then a walk to see some of the lemurs in their outdoor homes. It's a little tough to get a picture of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank natechertack
Reviewed October 19, 2018

We enjoyed the Walking with Lemurs tour this fall. You walk through the Lemur portion of Duke Forest with a guide and get to see a few lemurs at feeding time. This insures an up close and personal experience with these darling and funny animals....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed October 14, 2018

You must come here- the lemur variety is amazing. Tour is complete and knowledgeable tour guide. We even get to see the nocturnal lemurs (you go inside and they put on red lights so you can see them in the dark). The lemurs are so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

The Lemur Center is visitor friendly and very educational. I can't believe that I had lived in Durham for years before visiting. It is a real treat for young and old alike.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank stokesnet
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We LOVED our tour of the lemur center! Our tour guide, Alivia, was absolutely wonderful. She seemed to know everything there was to know about lemurs and the center. We learned so much about these animals, like the fact that they have to come from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Hilary L
Reviewed August 8, 2018

It was so cool to be next to lemurs with no cages in between you. I got great photos of the mongoose lemurs and the rind tails! The caged exhibits were also fantastic! This the only place in the world to see that many lemurs...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jesse M
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August 8, 2017|
Response from Newsbyscott | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was at 1030--- they fed them at that time
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
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.