: any of several diurnal mostly black-and-white lemurs (genus Propithecus) with a long tail and silky fur
Examples of sifaka in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebZoo officials said Anastasia was a Coquerel’s sifaka (CAH-ker-rells she-FAHK).
Washington Post, 17 Aug. 2021 And the Maryland Zoo’s other Coquerel’s sifaka — a male — will be moving to another zoo to be part of a breeding pair, zoo officials said.
Washington Post, 17 Aug. 2021 Although these are crucial refuges, Patel said, half of the remaining rare lemurs, including the silky sifaka, indri and ruffed lemur, eke out their survival in smaller, less pristine places.
Erik Vance, Star Tribune, 31 Oct. 2020 Although these are crucial refuges, Dr. Patel said, half of the remaining rare lemurs, including the silky sifaka, indri and ruffed lemur, eke out their survival in smaller, less pristine places.
Erik Vance, New York Times, 26 Oct. 2020 Meanwhile, the Coquerel’s sifaka, which mainly subsists on plant leaves full of indigestible cellulose, can take up to 24 hours to digest.
Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, 12 Dec. 2017
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