The Myakka City Lemur Reserve is open to the public only one day a year—usually in December, for our annual open house. If you belong to an AZA-affiliated zoo, your reciprocal membership entitles you to a special invitation and a 30% store discount at the open house.
Visit our What’s New page for an update on LCF activities and an opportunity to subscribe to our e-newsletter, one of many ways to continue learning about lemurs. Your actions can help this primate group survive.
Internships and Volunteer Opportunities
» LCF offers husbandry internships at our Myakka City Lemur Reserve that include onsite housing, professional development opportunities, and experience at an AZA certified-related institution.
» Do you live in the Sarasota-Bradenton area? Are you interested to help at the Myakka City Lemur Reserve? If so, please fill out this volunteer application.
Educate the World About Lemurs
» Spread the word to friends, family, and your community. Many people don’t know that 94% of lemur species are threatened with extinction.
» Learn more about lemurs and share what you discover. Make lemurs the topic of a science project, a book club discussion, or a scout meeting.
Support Habitat Conservation and Human Development in Madagascar
» Give to nonprofits that address the challenges that Madagascar faces, from overpopulation to illiteracy to deforestation. The well-being of people and lemurs is linked.
» Avoid rosewood and ebony furniture. Illegal loggers will stop chopping down trees in Madagascar when selling the wood is no longer profitable.
» Visit Madagascar as an eco-tourist. When lemurs contribute to livelihoods, their survival becomes a priority.
Model Environmental Stewardship
» Conserve energy and recycle waste. Global environmental challenges such as climate change can upset the delicate balance of flora and fauna in Madagascar.
» Welcome a dog or cat in your house, but leave lemurs in the forest. Lemurs—or other primates—do not make good pets.
» Organizations involved in lemur conservations appreciate whatever you can give: time, money, and supplies. Even a paper towel tube can help LCF keepers create an enrichment activity for our lemur colony.