Coquerel’s Sifaka

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.”