The white and brown (and sometimes golden) sifaka lemur resides in Madagascar and is quite happy to be there. They are known as the dancing lemurs because, when they’re not in trees, they are hopping on two legs with their arms in the air. ‘It is impossible not to laugh while watching this! It is really ridiculous,’ says Thomas.
She’s observed that the sifaka are shyer than ring-tailed lemurs, so she was pleasantly surprised when one approached her. ‘They typically tend to stay at least ten to 15 feet away, but I stretched out my arm and one gently took my hand and started to lick it!’