Northwest forests of Madagascar
Location in the Zoo
Wortham World of Primates
Cool Animal Fact
Sifaka maintain a vertical posture as they leap through trees, called “vertical clinging and leaping.”
How we Help Save Them
- We provide salaries, equipment and support for people from Madagascar to save lemurs in the wild.
- 1,400 booklets on lemurs (like the sifaka) were distributed to local students at 7 different schools to increase knowledge and empathy for these animals.
- 13 radio broadcasts were made in Madagascar reaching local people with messages about lemur conservation.
- 30,000 local plants were grown in a nursery to be used for reforestation efforts, supporting sifaka habitat and food.
- 1,336 local people were treated by a medical doctor, increasing benefits of sifaka conservation for the local community.
How You Can Help
Donate to help lemurs in the wild:
Become an informed shopper about furniture, musical instruments and other wood products. Whenever possible, choose locally sourced wood and don’t buy anything that is made of imported wood.