The Golden-crowned Sifaka (Propithecus tattersalli) is a medium-large lemur characterized by short, mostly white fur, prominent furry ears and a golden-orange crown. It weighs about 3.5 kg (7.7 lb) and is about 90 cm long. It is found in gallery, semi-evergreen and dry deciduous forest where it is mostly diurnal and sleeps in tall emergent trees. The Golden-crowned Sifaka is confined to a small area between the Manambato River and Loky River in northeast Madagascar. This critically endangered species has one of the smallest ranges and documented population sizes of any lemur.
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