TATTERSALL’S (Golden-crowned) SIFAKA

Propithecus tattersalli of Madagascar

DISTRIBUTION: Small area of dry forest in the far north.
ID: A mostly white sifaka with gold on top of the head, which gives this species its alternative English name.
VOICE: Various calls include a “see-fak” call similar to that of Verreaux’s Sifaka (page 56).
BEHAVIOUR: Found in groups of 3–10. Young are born in July and August
WHERE TO SEE: Will require a visit to the remote Daraina region of the far north. There is a protected area run by FANAMBY where this sifaka can easily be found. Visitors can bring their own camping gear or stay at the Camp Tattersalli tented camp. Visits should be coordinated through FANAMBY


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