Perrier’s Sifaka, Propithecus perrieri

Perrier’s sifaka (Propithecus perrieri) is native only to the island of Madagascar, like all of its lemur relatives. Its northeastern range is small, extending from the Irodo Riverin in the north to the Lokia River in the south. It prefers habitats within arid, deciduous forests.

Perrier’s sifaka is typically all black in color and can have a total body length of three feet, with the tail comprising up to 1.5 feet of that length. It can be seen in groups between two to six individuals, and feeds on unripe fruit, leaves, immature shoots and flowers, and other green foliage. Perrier’s sifaka is one of the 25 most endangered primates, and has been given a conservation status of “Critically Endangered” on the IUCN Red List.

Image Caption: Perrier’s Sifaka (Propithecus perrieri). Credit: Kris Norvig/Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0)