|Coquerel’s sifaka (Propithecus coquereli) is a medium-sized lemur. It is diurnal and belongs to the genus Propithecus.|
|The word sifaka describes the sound that this kind of lemur makes to warn its group members of coming predators. Coquerel’s sifaka was named after the French entomologist Charles Coquerel. It was often taken as a subspecies of the Verreaux’s Sifaka.
|Its head, back, and tail are white, with brown patches on the chest, upper limbs, and thighs. It has a black face, black ears, with yellowish eyes. The bottom of the lemur’s hands and feet are black.|
|This species is native to the dry deciduous forests in the northwestern part and coastal regions of Madagascar. Because of habitat destruction and massive hunting, Coquerel’s Sifaka is enlisted as a critically endangered species in the IUCN Red List.|
|Slash and burn agriculture, charcoal production, and deforestation have caused habitat destruction, making the Coquerel’s Sifaka critically endangered. Thus, it can be only spotted in the Bora Special Reserve and in Ankarafantsika National Park, protected areas in Madagascar.|
|Coquerel’s Sifaka feeds mainly on leaves and flowers, but it also feeds on tree bark and dead wood.
Safari-Madagascar is an online travel agency in Madagascar, and it organizes tours every year to spot endemic animal species like the Coquerel’s Sifaka and other lemurs in Madagascar’s rainforests. You can also spot birds and an assortment of chameleons in Madagascar National Parks and Reserves. You can for example join the Lemurs and white sand beaches tour. The tours are available all year, and we offer accommodations and transportation facilities to make your trip enjoyable. Safari-Madagascar offers reasonable prices but fascinating tours for you and your family.