|7531||SIFAKAS OF MADAGASCAR||SIFAKAS OF MADAGASCAR||1997||color||22 min||vhs|| (Primate series)
Two very closely related species of sifaka are compared in order to provide some detailed information about their behavior. The diademmed sifaka is very rare and has only recently been brought into captivity. This footage taken in its natural habitat is currently the only available material showing it in the wild. This species is compared with verreauzi's sifaka. Comparisons increase our understanding of the adaptive strategies of this type of lemur. The verreauxi's sifaka is highly adapted to dry conditions and is shown feeding, locomoting and defending its territory from an incoming group.