Verreaux's sifaka

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Verreaux's sifaka

Order : Primates
Family : Indridae
Species : Propithecus verreauxi

 

Keywords: white , brown , tail

The Verreaux's sifaka is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Countries
Madagascar
Verreaux's sifaka habitats
Forest and Subtropical / Tropical Dry forest
Some facts about the
Verreaux's sifaka

Adult weight : 5 kg (11 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 31 years

Female maturity :912 days

Male maturity : 912 days

Gestation : 148 days

Weaning : 150 days

Litter size : 1

Litters per year : 1

Interval between litters : 537 days

Weight at birth : 0.072 kg (0.1584 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 4 W

Body mass : 3.35 kg (7.37 lbs)

Temperature : 35.85 °C (96.53 °F)

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Facts about the Verreaux's sifaka

Verreaux's sifaka is a large lemur; the species is split into 4 subspecies each of which has a distinctive appearance. (Full text)

Primate of the Week - Verreaux's Sifaka: The fur of Verreaux's sifaka is predominantly white, with the top of the head

Scientific classification: Verreaux's sifaka is classified as Propithecus verreauxi and the diademed sifaka as Propithecus diadema. (Full text)

Verreaux's sifaka is the most common species of sifaka.

This races of Verreaux’s Sifaka is the most endangered.

Verreaux's Sifaka is one of the most appealing and attractive of the lemurs of Madagascar and its future (Full text)

The Coquerel’s subspecies of Verreaux’s Sifaka is truly a beautiful animal and a wonderful vision with which to start any day.

Verreaux's sifaka is a species of lemur from the dryer (Full text)

Verreaux's Sifakas are known for their leaping ability.

VERREAUX'S SIFAKA (Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi) Verreaux's sifakas are diurnal prosimians that live in small groups of two to twelve individuals.

white Verreaux's Sifakas are tame and easily observed and photographed.

Verreaux's Sifakas are more retiring and tend to stay in the trees.

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