Coquerel's Sifaka

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Coquerel's Sifaka

Coquerel's Sifakas are herbivores that eat around 100 different species of plants.

Mothers will carry their children on their back or stomach until they are about 6 months old.

Coquerel's Sifaka

Coquerel's Sifaka, unlike most lemurs, can leap on the ground using only their hind legs.

Coquerel's Sifaka Fun Facts

Sifaka Facts1. Coquerel's Sifakas are a type of lemur.2. Coquerel's Sifaka live only in the dry deciduous forests of northwestern Madagascar.3. They live in groups of about 3 to 10 lemurs.4. They have greatly helped the ecotourism industry in Madagascar.5. These lemurs have been studied to help scientists understand evolution, the developement of color vision, paternal care, and matriarchal primate society.

6. Females are dominant to males in this species.7.Deforestation is a leading cause of the decline in the Coquerel's Sifaka population.8. The Coquerel's Sifaka are considered sacred creatures by the Malagasy people of Madagascar.9. Foreign animals like cats and dogs, which were introduced to Madagascar, pose a threat to the lemurs, by hunting them.Additional Information


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