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Silky_sifaka  Geotagged,Madagascar,Propithecus candidus,Silky sifaka,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. New species introduced. Good one. Keep posting. Promoted. Posted 3 years ago
    1. To emphasize, this is one of the rarest mammals on the planet, about 200 left. Posted 3 years ago
      1. Oh is it...?! Thanks for that info Ferdy. Is it because of their fur color that they named as silky ? Posted 3 years ago
        1. Yes indeed, the female (shown here) is pretty much all-white. Posted 3 years ago
  2. Fantastic, as Ferdy says, the rarest which makes you one very lucky person indeed. I never expected to see a photo of one of these here, very happy and very, very jealous!!! :) Posted 3 years ago
    1. Marojejy NP is the place to see them:-)! Posted 3 years ago

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The silky sifaka , or silky simpona, is a large lemur characterized by long, silky, white fur. It has a very restricted range in northeastern Madagascar, where it is known locally as the simpona. It is one of the rarest mammals on Earth, and is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as one of the world's 25 most critically endangered primates. The silky sifaka is one of nine sifaka species , and one of four former subspecies of diademed sifaka . Studies in 2004 and 2007 compared.. more

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Uploaded Dec 2, 2015. Captured Oct 11, 2012 07:25 in 3B, Madagascar.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • f/4.5
  • 1/664s
  • ISO2500
  • 300mm