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Coquerel’s Sifaka

Sifaka are lemurs; all lemurs are found only on the island of Madagascar. Their name comes from the distinct alarm call that sounds like “shifauk." These primates are endangered due to deforestation and habitat loss.


Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Propithecus coquereli


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

  • 16 rangers and 10 gatekeepers trained in fire safety to improve the means of fighting forest fires in lemur habitat
  • 43,000 seedlings planted to increase food availability for grey-headed brown lemur.
  • Provided 26 micro-development grants to village associations.
  • 470 health checks were performed in order to improve the general health status of local community members

How You Can Help

Donate to help lemurs in the wild:

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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.