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The Coquerel' sifaka (Propithecus coquereli), like all sifakas is a large lemur built for a specialized type of
Sifaka

Rinaldo at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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 FileEdit

  • Pronunciation: shee-FA-kah, shee-FAK
  • Where to see them: Jungle Trails
  • Length: 1.4 to 1.7 ft
  • Weight: 7.5 to 11 lbs
  • Lifespan: More than 20 yrs
  • Habitat: Forest
  • Diet:Leaves, fruit, and flowers
  • Risk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Endangered)