Public education is the key to ensure lasting changes in the name of conservation.


Conservation is the act of protecting species and their habitats to promote biodiversity and prevent extinction.

Scientific Discovery

We believe in a strict code of non-invasive research that contributes to our knowledge of the unique primate group, Prosimians.

About Our Foundation

The Louisiana Lemur Foundation officially became a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2017 and was founded by an all-woman group of zookeepers and conservationists. “The Lemur Ladies” are: Tina Aust, Jessica Deville, Jamie Marks, Melissa Passman, and Samantha Zarin. This group of women has a strong passion for primate conservation and wants to put that passion to good use.



there are currently


Known species

more than


of lemur species face extinction

there are


listed as endangered

there are


listed as critically endangered

Our mission

The Louisiana Lemur Foundation is committed to conservation, education, and scientific discovery by supporting expert care of lemurs and non-invasive research endeavors, and educating the public about all things lemur including the importance of their conservation and of biodiversity as a whole.

"In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught."

Baba Dioum, Senegalese poet and environmentalist, 1937

Louisiana Lemur Center

We are currently working to establish the Louisiana Lemur Center, which will house rescued pet trade lemurs and utilize rehabilitation, training, and non-invasive research programs developed with the highest standards in animal care and management.

The Louisiana Lemur Center will also help to create a network of reputable prosimian care and rescue facilities throughout the United States, a joint effort between The Louisiana Lemur Foundation and The Endangered Primate Foundation

You can help!

Dwarf Lemur

  • LLF Newsletter & Sticker


Ring-tailed Lemur

  • LLF Newsletter, Sticker, & Ink Pen


Ruffed Lemur

  • LLF Newsletter, Sticker, Ink Pen, & Reusable Tote Bag


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It's the "lemur" things in life!