Verreaux’s Sifaka family in the morning light – Madagascar 2023

Verreaux’s Sifaka family in the morning light. As the sun rose in Berenty Private Reserve, the chill of the morning began to disappear. This Verreaux’s Sifaka family began to warm up and soon became active. The group, which included a mother with a very young infant, were preparing for their morning’s activities.

Verreaux’s Sifakas are rather small Sifakas,up to 48cm tall with a tail up to 60cm long. They weigh just 3.5kg. They tend to live in small groups of 4-8 animals.

It is great shame that these iconic animals are threatened by human activity. Their rarity and uniqueness makes them worth protecting.