Coquerel’s Sifaka Propithecus coquereli of Madagascar

Sifakas are among the biggest, best-known, and most engaging of the island’s lemurs. Seeing all nine species is something of an accomplishment for lemur-watchers, as the species are scattered all around the island, and some of them are very rare and local. Although all species are similar in diet and behaviour, the sifakas in the eastern rainforest tend to live at lower densities, in smaller groups with larger home ranges
DISTRIBUTION: Dry forest in the northwest.
ID: A large chestnut, black and white lemur.
VOICE: Explosive “see-fak” similar to Verreaux’s Sifaka.
BEHAVIOUR: Found in groups of 3–10. Diet and most behaviours similar to other sifakas. Single young born in June or July.
WHERE TO SEE: Ankarafantsika NP, often around the headquarters.


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