The name “sifaka” is Malagasy and comes from their guttural “shif-auk” vocalization. Females are very dominant over males and will take food away from them.
- Scientific Name: Propithecus coquereli
- Range: Northwest forests of Madagascar
- Status in the Wild: Endangered
- Location in the Zoo: Wortham World of Primates
- Cool Animal Fact: Maintains a vertical posture as it leaps through trees, called “vertical clinging and leaping.”