Duke Lemur Center

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Ring-tailed Lemurs, the most studied Lemur species

The Duke Lemur Center is an 85-acre (34 ha) sanctuary for several species of lemurs and lorises.[1] It is at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The center is the largest sanctuary for these animals in the world. There are about 10 different species at the center.[2] The center does not harm the animals while researching them.[3] The Duke Lemur Center is open to the public. Tours are by appointment only.[2]

On November 10, 2014, Jovian (best known for mainly portraying Zoboomafoo in the series of the same name) died at his home in the center of renal failure at age 20. It is currently unknown when his funeral was.

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  1. "Duke Lemur Center". Duke University. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Duke Lemur Center". Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  3. "Duke University Tour - Research at the Duke Lemur Center". National Association of Science Writers. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2015.

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