Want to get close to a lemur? The world’s largest collection of lemurs outside of Madagascar is at the Duke Lemur Center. More than 240 lemurs across 18 species live on 80 acres of forest at Duke. See a tiny mouse lemur, strange aye-aye, athletic sifaka and iconic ring-tailed lemur up-close and personal. Watch them call, sleep, eat, groom from only inches away! Guests will get close to the world’s most endangered group of mammals on a behind-the-scenes tour of this living laboratory, where scientists study cognition, behavior, locomotion and so much more. More than just scientific research, the DLC also leads conservation projects in Madagascar from environmental education to reforestation. Researchers will also be on-site to discuss and demonstrate their work. You might even get to meet Maky, the Lemur Center mascot! [A(nother) Visit to the Duke Lemur Center by @drskyskull
; Falling in Love with the World’s Most Endangered Primates by Christie Wilcox
Leave hotel at 1:45 sharp, tour at 2:30-4, return by 5pm
Register for the Lemur Center tour here.