Isalo - Verreaux's sifaka (Madagascar)
In a canyon in Isalo we encountered one Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) which really wanted to attract our attention. He was jumping around, hanging up-side down in the trees, hopping and rolling on the ground and he came to touch my photocamera three times.
The Verreaux's sifaka is a medium-sized lemur with a white body, a brown patch on the head and black face, feet and hands. They have a very long tail that is used as a balance when leaping from tree to tree. They can leap up to 10m from one tree limb to the next. They primarily feed on leaves, fruit and flowers. Normally they live in small family groups of 4 to 12 individuals.