Coquerel's sifaka

Coquerel’s sifaka (Propithecus coquereli) is a species of lemur endemic to the island of Madagascar. Here’s a description of its distribution:

  1. Madagascar: Coquerel’s sifakas are found exclusively in various regions of Madagascar. They inhabit the dry deciduous forests and gallery forests of the northwestern part of the island. Specifically, they are found in areas such as the Ankarafantsika National Park, Bora Special Reserve, and other fragmented forest habitats in the region.

Coquerel’s sifakas are known for their striking appearance, with predominantly white fur and distinctive chestnut markings on their back, limbs, and face. They are arboreal primates, spending most of their time in the trees, where they move with remarkable agility using a method of leaping known as vertical clinging and leaping.

Like many lemur species, Coquerel’s sifakas are threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation due to deforestation, logging, and agricultural expansion. They are also hunted for bushmeat in some areas. Conservation efforts are underway to protect their remaining habitats and ensure the survival of this species.

Coquerel's sifaka in Zoos

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