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The Verreaux's Sifaka - Propithecus verreauxi Such a sweet creatures. When you see them you really want to hug them :) Animalia,Chordata,Geotagged,Indriidae,Madagascar,Mammalia,Primates,Propithecus,Propithecus verreauxi,Verreauxs sifaka Click/tap to enlarge

The Verreaux's Sifaka - Propithecus verreauxi

Such a sweet creatures. When you see them you really want to hug them :)

    comments (6)

  1. So cool! Did you see them run? Or better said, jump? Posted 5 years ago
    1. No unfortunately not! This one was just hanging in a tree.
      Did not move at all, just curious about all its visitors.
      Posted 5 years ago
      1. Ok cool, was just wondering if you ever saw them walk sideways like here:

        Posted 5 years ago
        1. Haha, such a great dance :)
          Real pity I have not seen it in real.
          Posted 5 years ago
  2. Fantastic, such wonderful sifakas and this photo does them proud! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks Claire :) Posted 5 years ago

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Verreaux's sifaka, or the white sifaka, is a medium sized primate in one of the lemur families, Indriidae. It lives in Madagascar and can be found in a variety of habitats from rainforest to western Madagascar dry deciduous forests and dry and spiny forests. The fur is thick and silky and generally white with brown on the sides, top of the head, and on the arms. Like all sifakas, it has a long tail that it uses as a balance when leaping from tree to tree. However, its body is so highly adapted to.. more

Similar species: Primates
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Uploaded Oct 28, 2014. Captured in 34, Madagascar.