ADOPT A LEMUR AND HELP PROTECT AND CARE FOR ENDANGERED ANIMALS AT DUKE, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
DURHAM, NC — Bring a blanket and join us for a picnic to meet the new lemurs in the adopt-a-lemur program at the Duke Lemur Center, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 26. Your sponsorship will help us care for the lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center and support the conservation work we do around the world.
Purchase your picnic from Alivia’s Durham Bistro food truck (Liv’s) or bring in your own picnic basket, and see unique primates you can’t find anywhere else in the U.S. Decide for yourself who you would like to support for the next year. Keepers and education staff will be on hand to answer all your questions about each of the animals up for adoption.
Lemurs: World’s most endangered mammals
In 2012, lemurs were named the most endangered mammals on the planet. The Duke Lemur Center is the world’s largest sanctuary for these animals outside of their native home of Madagascar. See them for yourself and help care for them and protect them from extinction.
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How your adoption donation helps lemurs
The Duke Lemur Center has been working to learn from and care for lemurs for nearly 50 years. When you adopt a lemur, you not only help cover the $7,400 per year cost it takes to care for each animal, but you will also support our work in the U.S., Madagascar and around the world to study and save these endangered animals.
With your sponsorship, you’ll receive regular updates and photos on the animals of your choice and you won’t have to scoop the poop! These animals stay at the Duke Lemur Center and we will do the dirty work.
New animals to our adopt-a-lemur program include:
Presley, a blue-eyed black lemur named after the blue-eyed ‘King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.’ Blue-eyed black lemurs are one of two non-human primates to have truly blue eyes. When Presley was born two years ago, he and his twin sister were the only blue-eyed black lemurs born in captivity in the world that year.
Pompeiia, a four-year-old Coquerel’s Sifaka who is one of less than 60 individuals of her species living in captivity.
Grendel, a male aye-aye. The Duke Lemur Center has had more success at breeding aye-ayes than any other institution in the world.
Thistle, a teacup-sized female mouse lemur. Because mouse lemurs develop Alzheimer’s-like symptoms as they age, researchers at the Duke Lemur Center hope their non-invasive mouse lemur research will help us better understand the aging brain.
Reservations are required. Call 919-401-7240 to reserve your spot and mark your calendar to meet the new adoptees at the Duke Lemur Center. Tickets are $15 per car and are fully tax deductible. Your $15 ticket price can be used towards your adoption.
WHAT: Adopt a Lemur
WHEN: 5 – 7 p.m., Thursday, September 26
WHERE: Duke Lemur Center, 3705 Erwin Rd in Durham. For directions please visit http://lemur.duke.edu/about-the-duke-lemur-center/directions/.
HOW: To reserve your spot, please call 919-401-7240