Verreaux’s Sifaka family warm up in the morning sun and move out. 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, came down from the tree to begin their day’s activities. Great to watch.
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.