Endangered Animals – The Golden Crowned Sifaka

The Golden Crowned Sifaka is one of the rarest primates on Earth.

The Golden Crowned Sifaka or Propithecus tattersalli was discovered in 1982 and is a lemur.

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It can only be found in northeast Madagascar, and there are only ten forest patches left for it to live in.

It is the size of a house cat, has white or pale honey colored fur and a golden crown of fur on its head. 

They are monogamous and move in small groups or troops of about 3 to 10 adults.  Only one female per troop produces offspring each year.

They eat tree foliage, flowers and seeds.  Their habitat is being eroded by logging and redevelopment for farmland. Their numbers are also decreased by poaching from outsiders, however, locals regard them as taboo and leave them alone.

These beautiful animals are listed as critically endangered by the ICUN.

Read more on these gorgeous primates at www.endangeredextinct.blogspot.com

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  1. catlord Says...

    On February 28, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Sheez! -That thing’s a pair of legs with a head on it! :-o


  2. Sheila Barnhill Says...

    On February 28, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Okay those are just total heart stealers. What a hugable little fellow.


  3. Christina88 Says...

    On February 28, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    That animal is so cute


  4. Snrm007 Says...

    On February 28, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    That animal looks pretty awesome!


  5. Mr Arrogant Says...

    On February 28, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Great article
    awesome!
    ThANks fOR sHARIng

    Regards,
    Mr Arrogant.


  6. Ruby Hawk Says...

    On March 1, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    We need to leave space for all wild things. Shame on us for extinguishing them.


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    On March 4, 2011 at 11:03 am

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