Propithecus verreauxi | Verreaux's Sifaka

 

Good spot: Berenty Reserve

Primatology

 

Vulnerable

Seeing this Species

 

These are the "dancing lemurs" of Madagascar. In two months of travel in the country, I met very few other tourists. Until I arrived in Berenty. Here, surprise lines of tour groups would be lined up, ready to photograph the sifakas "dancing" across the road. Due to their anatomy, precisely designed for XX leaping, when on the ground, the sifaka seem to almost begin a ballet...

 

The tourists do not detract from the wonderous spectacle, it's just amusing to note.

 

Berenty is a private reserve, a former private plantation, and a tiny, remnant bit of forest set in a vast land of 

 

Overlapping species: none

Jigokudani

Nagano, Japan

References

 

 

 

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