How to Adopt a Lemur

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Adopting a lemur helps organizations like World Animal Foundation and Duke's Primate Center protect the animal and its natural habitat. While you don't actually get to take care of the lemur yourself, you do receive a photograph of the lemur you are helping through your adoption.

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    Visit Lemur Landing's website. Decide which level of adoption you want. Level One gives you a choice of adopting a Lesser Bushbaby, Loris, Bamboo Lemur or Mouse Lemur. You can look at pictures of the different types of lemur online at Duke's Primate Center. Level Five adoptions allow you to adopt a rare Aye-Aye Lemur.

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    Click the link for the level you have chosen. From the drop down menu, select the type of lemur you want to adopt. Enter the quantity and click "Add to Cart." Review the information provided and proceed with "Check Out."

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    Check out. You need to select your preference for shipping from the drop down menu. You then have the option of logging in if you a registered member, creating a new account or checking the box to continue as a guest. Once you have decided which option, select "Continue."

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    Enter the requested information. You need to provide billing information, shipping information and adoption information. Most adoptions can be given as gifts, so make sure you fill this part in. The lemur you adopt is sponsored for a year by your adoption.

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    Adopt a ring-tailed lemur through the World Animal Foundation's website. Click on the link "Adopt a Lemur." Read the information on lemurs and select "Adopt a Lemur." In the new window you need to select "Adopt a Lemur," followed by "Add to Cart." Proceed to the check out via the "Check out" link.

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