The LCF lemur reserve in Myakka City, Florida is open to the public one day a year for our annual Open House, which usually takes place in December. 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.
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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.
- If you live in the Sarasota-Bradenton area and are interested in volunteering at our Myakka City lemur reserve, please check out the volunteer opportunities below:
An LCF intern preparing food for distribution and becoming familiar with the nutritional needs of the lemurs at LCF.
Support Habitat Conservation and Human Development in Madagascar
- Donate to LCF and help address the challenges that Madagascar faces, from overpopulation to illiteracy to deforestation. The well-being of people and lemurs is linked.
- Avoid purchasing 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.
Educate the World About Lemurs
- Spread the word to friends, family, and your community. Many people don’t know that over 90% of lemur species are threatened with extinction.
- Follow LCF on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and share our posts.
- Learn more about lemurs and share what you discover. Make lemurs the topic of a science project, a book club discussion, or a club meeting.
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—and other primates—do not make good pets.
An LCF-supported 3-day class trip to the ASSR rainforest, where students learn about the delicate balance of flora and fauna in Madagascar.