Squee Sunday: Sifakas

Two silky sifakas
Two silky sifakas


Verreaux's Sifaka By Jeff Gibbs - email & Flickr, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9871661
Silky Sifaka
By Jeff Gibbs – email & Flickr, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9871661

There are somewhere between 100 and 1,000 Silky Sifakas (Propithecus candidus) living in the wild.
Sifakas are a family of lemurs, and all lemurs come from Madagascar. They’re so well adapted to life in the trees that they can only move on the ground by hopping.

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Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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