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.
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.
Baba Dioum, Senegalese poet and environmentalist, 1937
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
The Louisiana Lemur Foundation is committed to conservation, education, & scientific discovery by providing expert care to lemurs, participating in non-invasive research endeavors, & educating the public about all things lemur including the importance of their conservation & of biodiversity in general.