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  • If you're wondering, 'sifaka' is an onomatopoetic reference to their alarm call, and is pronounced 'shee-fak' (or something similar if you use your imagination).

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  • Crowned sifaka lemurs are found only in Madagascar, and their survival is threatened by deforestation.


  • Other cages held juvenile roos and platys, possums and tiger cats, dingoes and koalas, along with equally disconsolate representatives of outlying tribes such as small felines, rodents, a black bear cub, and an especially wretched sifaka.

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  • These include two of the six Malagasy endemic baobab species (Adansonia grandidieri and A. suarezensis), two species or subspecies of primate, Perrier's sifaka and golden crowned sifaka, western forest rat, and ploughshare tortoise.

    Madagascar dry deciduous forests

  • Golden-crowned sifaka (Propithecus tattersalli), Madagascar.

    Madagascar dry deciduous forests

  • Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi), and the red-fronted brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus rufus) are both found in this ecoregion.

    Madagascar succulent woodlands

  • Lemurs have been the focal point of species-based conservation efforts in Madagascar, including Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi) pictured here.

    Biological diversity in Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands

  • * The Indri Indri indri is of course not a sifaka, but it is a close relative, and a large one given that it reaches 70 cm in total length and 7.5 kg.

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  • Taxonomic revisions have thus upped the number of sifaka species from three to nine.

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  • Known informally as the Tsinjoarivo sifaka, it is small, with distinctive black patches on its limbs, and with duller yellow-orange on its limbs, and less white facial hair, than definite P. diadema.

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