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Decken's Safika on the lookout in Tsingy trees Near-full body shot of a Decken's Sifaka in Tsingy. Compared to red-front lemurs and brown lemurs, they are very silent and peaceful. Madagascar,Propithecus deckenii,Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park,Von der Deckens sifaka Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Decken's Safika on the lookout in Tsingy trees

Near-full body shot of a Decken's Sifaka in Tsingy. Compared to red-front lemurs and brown lemurs, they are very silent and peaceful.

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  1. Self-promoted simply because it's an awesome cuddly animal. Posted 7 years ago

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Von der Decken's sifaka is a sifaka endemic to Madagascar. It has a length of 92 to 107 centimeters, of which 42-48 centimeters are tail. Von der Decken's Sifaka lives in western Madagascar. It lives in dry deciduous forest.

Its pelage is usually creamy white, with tinges of yellow-gold, silver grey or pale brown on the neck, shoulders, back and limbs. The face is entirely black. Group size is between 2 and 10 individuals, with groups of 3 to 6 most common.

Similar species: Primates
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Feb 27, 2013. Captured Sep 16, 2012 12:31.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/8.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO4000
  • 290mm