Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Verreaux's sifaka

We just learned about the Diademed Sifaka.

Another type of lemur is the Verreaux's sifaka.

This is another sifaka type of lemur that lives only in Madagascar.
They grow to be about 45 centimeters, and weigh a little over 3 pounds.

Verreaux sifakas have white and brown fur and spend most of their lives in the trees.

Sometimes they go down on the ground, but their bodies are built for leaping around trees so they don't really know how to walk.
When these primates go on the ground the hop around on two feet, like a bunny hop!

(from: wikipedia - verreaux's sifaka)

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