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.
Did you Know?
Calling Out Its Name: The sifaka is named for the “shee-fak” alarm call that it makes.