Coquerel’s Sifaka

Propithecus coquereli

The sifaka is a large lemur built for a specialized type of locomotion called vertical clinging and leaping. Maintaining an upright posture, it uses its powerful legs to jump from tree to tree. Active by day, the sifaka sleeps in small groups high up in the treetops to avoid predators at night.

Fact File

Species @ Risk Image
pronunciationPronunciation: shee-FA-kah
where to see themWhere to see them: Jungle Trails
lengthLength: 1.4 to 1.7 ft
weightWeight: 7.5 to 11 lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 11 yrs
habitatHabitat: Forest
dietDiet: Leaves, fruit, and flowers
exclamationRisk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Endangered)