With a population that may number fewer than 1,000, silky sifakas are one of the rarest and most critically endangered mammals on the planet. A typical day for silky sifakas consists of foraging trips for leaves and fruit, broken up by plenty of rest in the rainforest canopies of northeast Madagascar. In fact almost half the day is spent taking it easy. Living in small, female-led groups of up to 10 individuals, these large lemurs, famed for their long, silky, white fur, travel around 700 metres each day through a territory that covers many tens of hectares.
Scientific name: Propithecus candidus
The Silky sifaka can be found in a number of locations including: Madagascar. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.
The following habitats are found across the Silky sifaka distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.
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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
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