dry deciduous forests, secondary forests, mangrove swamps
Primarily leaves, with occasional fruits and seeds
42 to 50 cm
- Gestation period
- Achievable age
up to 30 years
Threat Categories of IUCN
This herbivore is perfectly adapted to its diet of fibrous leaves, rich in cellulose. To help digest the roughage, the sifaka has a relatively long large intestine and an enlarged appendix. Also, the long shearing blades on its molars grind the leaves into very small pieces.