Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Creature Feature #159: Diademed Sifaka

The Diademed Sifaka is the most widespread of Madagascar’s eastern sifaka species and inhabits lowland and subhumid forests. He lives in small troops - up to ten individuals - and fiercely defends his territory against rival diademed groups. Both male and female scent mark the outer perimeters of their home range. Purely vegetarian, he will consume parts of 25 different plants: flowers, seeds and verdant leaves. Breeding is seasonal, with females only being receptive a few days a year.

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