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2022 Event Calendar for the World Lemur Festival

The 2022 logo features a red bellied lemur and rufous mouse lemur. The graphic was created by Katy Tanis of Daughter Earth.

Thank you for celebrating lemurs with us for the 2022 World Lemur Festival and on World Lemur Day, Friday October 28, 2022!

2022 World Lemur Festival Event Map

Virtual Events from the Lemur Conservation Network

Scientific Talks in Malagasy

  • Wednesday, October 26 at 10:30am Madagascar/3:30am EST, Live on LCN’s Facebook Live
    Nirisoa Volana Raveloson:
    Ireo Katsetsitra misy ao amin’ny Simpona ao amin’ny ala arovana Maromizaha
    (Gastrointestinal parasites of Propithecus diadema in the new protected area of Maromizaha, East of Madagascar)
  • Friday, October 28 at 6pm Madagascar/11am EST, Live on LCN’s Facebook Live
    Veronarindra Ramananjato:
    Fomba fiaina sy anjara asan’ny antsidy ao anaty ala mando
    (Natural history and ecological roles of mouse lemurs in rainforests)

Scientific Talks in English

  • Friday, October 28 at 2pm EST, Live on LCN’s Facebook Live
    • Stephanie Canington: Wild Lemurs in America at Duke Lemur Center and St. Catherine’s Island
    • Nicola Guthrie: Non-forest Habitats of the Jolly’s Mouse Lemur
    • Coral Chell: Impact of Habitat Change on Coquerel’s Sifakas


Mongabay Kids

  • Visit Mongabay Kids from October 24-28 to find lemur-themed facts, fun, and more!
  • Celebrate World Lemur Festival with lots of fun ways to learn about lemurs for ages 6 to 12, created in partnership with the Lemur Conservation Network.

Events in Madagascar

Ministry of the Environment, Kirindy Forest, Morondava

  • October 28 & 29: National Lemur Day
    There will be a carnival, exhibition, and visit to Kirindy forest
    Logo contest on Facebook October 17 to October 27

Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership 

  • Celebrating World Lemur Day
    Large tree planting to restore critical lemur habitat in Montagne des Français and Kianjavato communities.

Centre ValBio: Ranomafana

  • October 27
    7 am – 12 pm Fre National Park of Ranomafan tour for students and adults w
    2 pm – 5 pm Talent competition for students to raise awareness of the importance of lemurs
    2pm @ Tranompokonolona of Ranomafana (City Hall)
  • October 28: Carnival & Parade
    Starting at 9 am, the carnival will also include educational brochures, talks about lemurs,  Lemur face painting
    arts and crafts

GERP (Groupe d’étude et de recherche sur les primates): Mahadrodorka

  • October 21: Festival Akomba Malandy

Events from LCN Member Organizations

SEED Madagascar & Ventura Wildlife Foundation: Ware, U.K.

  • October 30: Madagascar Fundraiser Day
    Hosted at Ventura Wildlife Foundation alongside the Halloween Member’s Day
    open to members and non-members alike
    Includes special Madagascar-themed talks and animal feeds led by our Rangers where you will be able to discover more about our lemurs, fossa and Madagascan teal.
    At 2 pm in the Cassura Wildlife Lodge, we will have a presentation hosted by our special guest Mark Jacobs, Managing Director of SEED Madagascar, our in-situ conservation partners. All funds from the presentation will go towards supporting Project Ala.

Lemur Conservation Foundation: Virtual

  • October 24-27: Juried Art ExhibitMondayMonday, October 24 – Grand prize winners are announced, and the online exhibition begins
    Thursday, October 27 – Community favorite winner announced
  • October 28: 50/50 Red Ruffed Raffle!
    The Lemur Conservation Foundation is excited to announce its first online 50/50 fundraiser
    Proceeds help save lemurs from extinction and one lucky winner will win 50%of the money raised!
    Multiple Prizes & and the Chance to Choose the Red Ruffed Lemur Festival Queen!

Duke Lemur Center

  • Legendary British comedian and lemur aficionado John Cleese returns this year to voice his second semi-annual charity commercial in support of the Duke Lemur Center’s Adopt a Lemur program! Symbolic lemur adoptions help support animal care at the Duke Lemur Center and the DLC’s conservation programs in Madagascar.


Events in the USA

Conservation Fusion: Omaha, Nebraska

  • October 20: Lemurs to Dreamers Event
    6 – 9 pm
    Join us for an exciting evening out to support Conservation Fusion!
    Nelly’s Rooftop Bar at Carson Group Headquarters
    $45 per person includes 2 complimentary drinks, plated appetizers, and 2 tickets for one-of-a-kind raffles featuring artisan items from Madagascar

Audubon Zoo: New Orleans, Louisiana

  • October 28: World Lemur Day celebration
    Free with admission
    10am to 3pm
    Activities about lemurs near the black and white ruffed lemur exhibit, including coloring sheets, lemur handprints, Ako projects, and learn about Madagascar.

Central Florida Zoo: Sanford, Florida

  • November 2: Lemur Conservation Day 
    10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Learn all about these amazing “ghosts of the forest” and discover how you can become a part of the conservation efforts helping the most endangered group of mammals on Earth. Enjoy watching the lemurs at play here at the Zoo, and have fun participating in special activities, including children’s games and crafts, and keeper talks. This event is included in general Zoo admission.

Blank Park Zoo: Des Moines, Iowa

  • November 12: Lemur Conservation Awareness Day
    10 am – 2 pm (US Central)
    Discover, Connect and Take Action for conservation at Blank Park Zoo. Activity stations are available from 10-2. All activities are included with admissions or with your Zoo Membership.

AAZK of San Francisco: San Francisco California

  • October 23: World Lemur Day Rummage Sale
    2 pm – 7 pm
    Fundraiser for Lemur Love
    Join AAZKSF in celebrating World Lemur Day at the first annual “World Lemur Day Rummage Sale.” Our chapter will be co-hosting this fantastic event along with our very own lemur specialist and our neighbors at the Pomeroy Center.

Endangered Primate Foundation: Jacksonville, Florida

  • October 28: World Lemur Day Celebration
    6:00 pm @ King Maker Brewing
    Join Endangered Primate Foundation (EPF) for a family-friendly FUNraiser in celebration of World Lemur Day!
    Craft beers by King Maker Brewing/Food by The Big Boss Food Truck/50:50 Raffle/Kid activities/Games/Blown glass class/Lemur-themed merchandise for sale
    Proceeds benefit EPF’s Prosimian Sanctuary, including 10% of Lemur Lager and food truck sales. Admission is FREE!
    Parking is limited, so consider carpooling, Uber, or Lyft.

Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo: Great Bend, Kansas

  • October 29: The zoo will observe World Lemur Day on Saturday with a keeper chat at 1:30 p.m.

Cougar Mountain Zoo: Issaquah, Washington

  • October 28: World Lemur Day
    Posting lemur-themed activities on social media for kids to do at home.
    A link to our informational video on lemurs.
    Live streaming our lemur minilecture at 11:30 am PST.

    Catch it in person at the Cougar Mountain Zoo!

Peoria Zoo: Peoria, Illinois

  • October 29 from 11 am-4pm
    Included with regular zoo admission

    Happy World Lemur Day! Today we celebrate the lemurs!

    This is event is part of our Conservation Days Series. These exciting days are celebrated around the world and these days dive into the realm of certain animals or species and highlight conservation efforts.

    There will be self-guided activities/crafts which will give guests a chance to learn about some of their favorite animals and how to help with their preservation. Interpretations or Keeper Chats may take place depending on the different animals and topics

Ringtail Ranch Lemur Rescue: Lubbock, Texas

  • World Lemur Day celebration, details to come

Houston Zoo: Houston, Texas

  • World Lemur Festival at the Houston Zoo
    Saturday, October 29
    10am to 3pm
    Included with general admissionJump over to the Houston Zoo on Saturday, October 29, for our annual World Lemur Festival! Our year-round Zoo Crew teens will be hosting fun activities for all ages, such as scavenger hunts, games, and even a “We Love Lemurs Parade” from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. Come help us save lemurs in the wild and learn about what the Houston Zoo’s partners are doing to save lemurs in the wild in Madagascar.There will also be a dance floor at the end of the Reflection Pool for guests to show off their dance moves and have fun celebrating lemurs just like our partners in Madagascar do. Dressing up as your favorite lemur is encouraged, just in time for Halloween!

Houston Interactive Aquarium & Animal Preserve: Houston, Texas

  • October 21-28: Lemur Art Auction
    Art work created by the resident red-ruffed lemurs, will be auctioned off throughout the week to raise funds for the Lemur Conservation Foundation

Staten Island AAZK: New York, New York

  • October 28: Instagram art sale
    Fundraiser for Lemur Love Inc
    The online sale will be on our Instagram page starting at 10 am
    Inventory includes animal canvas paintings, bookmarks, magnets, and more!
    Specials on our ornaments 1 for $8, 2 for $12, and 3 for $15!
    Mix and match whichever you like, the more you buy the more you save
    All you’ll have to do is comment “sold” with the corresponding product number and it’s yours.

San Antonio Zoo: San Antonio, Texas

  • October 28: World Lemur Day Celebration
    Enjoy fun, educational activities with our awesome docents, animal chats, enrichment, and more!

Durham, North Carolina

  • Lemur Trivia at the Devil’s Krafthouse
    Friday October 28 @ 4:30pm

    Organized by the Duke University Evolutionary Anthropology Department

Little Rock Zoo: Little Rock, Arkansas

  • October 29: World Lemur Day activities
    10 am – 1 pm, included with general admission
    One activity is for a participant to waft a scent toward their friends. This honors lemurs who use their tails to flick or wave a scent to their rivals.
    A jumping game will also be set up that day. This is a salute to the ability of some lemur species to jump as much as 10 feet or more.

Events in Europe and the U.K.

Les Terre de Nataé: Pont-Scorff, France

  • October 28th: World Lemur Day Celebration
    Special event including scheduled feeding times, raffle, games, and goodies for sale supporting the Association Européenne d’Etude et de Conservation des Lémuriens (AEECL)

Faunia and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid: Madrid, Spain

  • October 28th: World Lemur Day Celebration
    13:00 – 15:00
    Students of Primatology from the Autonoma University of Madrid will visit the lemur enclosures at Faunia and will receive several talks about lemur conservation. They will have the opportunity to talk with researchers and curators working with lemurs at the zoo and to discuss what can be done to save them from extinction. This event is included in general Zoo admission and it will be open to the rest of the public.

Spanish Primatological Society

  • November 4: World Lemur Festival Virtual Chat
    19:00 (Spanish hour)
    Online talk with Charlie Welch (Duke Lemur Center Conservation Coordinator). Assistants must pay in advance a donation to the Sava Conservation Project ( The amount of the donation will be the decision of each participant. More details of how to make the donations will be announced soon.

Peak Wildlife Park: Leek, U.K.

  • Lemur painting auction proceeds donated to Lemur Love.

Shepreth Wildlife Park & Oxford Brookes University: Shepreth, U.K.

  • October 28: World Lemur Day Celebration
     10.30-16:00 at Shepreth Wildlife Park (included with regular Park admission)
    Lemur merchandise, facts, fun, and crafts, including keeper talks with the lemurs and conservation talks by lemur researchers from Oxford Brookes University.

Woburn Safari Park: Bedford, U.K.

  • October 29-30
    Keepers will be running games, mini VIP experiences, raffle and tombola.
    Woburn Safari Park is raising money for Impact Madagascar

Clonfert Pet Farm: Kildare, Ireland

  • November 4
    Lemur keeper talks all day and symbolic animal adoptions

Paradise Wildlife Park: Broxbourne, U.K.

  • October 29-30
    Lemur-themed games, merchandise, and treats raising money for SEED

Safari Zoo: Cumbria U.K.

  • October 28
    Facebook Live session and keeper talks through the day with the opportunity for visitors to hand feed the lemurs. Visitors will also have the opportunity to get up close with our lemur conspiracies in our huge World Wide Safari walk-through enclosure.

Zoological Society of East Anglia: Norfolk U.K.

  • October 28: Educational lemur talks.

Events in Asia

Japan Monkey Centre: Inuyama, Japan

  • October 1st – October 31st
    October 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 30th 13:00 (JST) ~ Keepers’ talk
    October 10th 13:00~13:30(JST) Madagascar Quiz Event “TRUE or False”
    October 23rd 15:00(JST)~ Live from Madagascar “Let’s go see Sifaka!”
    October 1st -December 31st Lemur Photo Exhibition
  • Game area will be open every day during the event.
    “Wao-nage” (Ring toss game)
    “Can you tell what this is?” (silhouette Quiz)
  • World Lemur Festival 2022 in JMC Promotion video
    ~”Madagascar wa doko desuka?(Where is Madagascar?)” Special dance clip. Dance with Us! ~
    Acoustic live will be held sometime/somewhere in the park! Sing with Us!

World Lemur Day at the Tokiwa Zoo

Tokiwa Zoo: Yamaguchi, Japan

  • Bingo Quiz about lemur (October 29th and 30th 13:30-14:00)
  • Ruffed lemur baby name voting & Naming ceremony (October 30, 14:00)
  • Charity T-shirt sales

Sharjah safari: U.A.E.

  • October 28 – 30: World Lemur Day Celebration
    Plan your visit to Sharjah safari and join the celebration of World Lemur Day! During the weekend you will have a chance to create toy enrichment for a friendly lemur family, take part in scientific research, and have fun while creating your own lemur mask! Get ready for an adventure at the Spiny forest of Sharjah safari.
    No extra fee is required, this event is included in the general ticket price.
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Ta’na’na Silk

Tanana Silk is a non-profit organization working with artisans and farmers in Madagascar.  They help provide incentives that protect the habitat of lemurs in northeast Madagascar.  This year Ta’na’na Silk has partnered with Lemur Love on a special campaign to celebrate World Lemur Day and to sell limited-edition World Lemur Day ornaments to support the two organizations. Online sales will begin in mid-October.