Le SWAGG des lémuriens en 12 photos

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Les lémuriens, ces petits êtres stylés.

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Endangered Species Profile SCIENTIFIC NAME: Propithecus diadema. COMMON NAME: Diademed Sifaka. FOUND IN: Madagascar. IUCN REDLIST STATUS: Critically Endangered. LIFESPAN: 15+ years. QUICK FACTS: * Diurnal (active during the day) and arboreal (tree-dwelling) * Infanticide (killing of offspring) has been observed when new males enter a group * Herbivores – feeding on ripe fruits, seeds, flowers, and young leaves. ESTIMATED NUMBER LEFT IN THE WILD: Unknown, but rare and numbers are decreasing. ENDANGERED DUE TO: * Continued habitat destruction * Illegal hunting for food. WHAT WE CAN DO: * Diademed Sifakas are listed on CITES Appendix I, meaning it is illegal to trade this species or any part of it. Report any suspicious or illegal activity to local and international authorities. EEI recommends the Wildlife Witness App. * Do not hunt this species or eat it meat. * Support ethical, sustainable practices in Madagascar and Africa; buy only products that are certified sustainable, do not purchase anything that contains animal parts or products, and support reforestation and conservation efforts. PHOTO: Joel Sartore / @joelsartore #EndExtinctionIntl #EEI

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S I F A K A 🌿 ____________________ Meet Von der Decken’s sifaka! Sifakas are very cool. They’re a genus of lemurs, and like all other lemurs found only on Madagascar. Their tails are as long as their bodies. They leap from tree to tree, but the most incredible behavior is their on-the-ground movement: they skip! Or, as a zoologist would say: “bipedal sideways hopping movements of the hind legs.” This is a very young one, although its mother wasn’t far away. I took this photo in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, where I also took that photo of the woman walking down a dusty road and of the sun setting behind jagged rock formations. A very interesting place to visit! 🇲🇬 . . . . . . #madagascar #lemur #tsingy #tsingydebemaraha #the8thcontinent #sifaka #primateparty #lifethroughalens @my_madagascar @everydaymadagascar

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