Indriidae- Wooly lemurs

Family of melodious singers and dancers! Home of the biggest lemur species

Their impressive leaps can astonish you!

All three genera are vertical grasp clingers, mainly folivorous, and make spectacular leaps between vertical support. Woolly lemurs (genus Avahi) are this family’s smallest and only nocturnal members. Sifakas (genus Propithecus), larger than woolly lemurs, are diurnal, long-tailed with long hind limbs. Genus Indris, with a single species, is the largest extant lemur, characterized by a vestigial tail.

The total population numbers and densities for all family members are unknown because of their secretive lifestyle. They are endemic to Madagascar. Habitat destruction is the worst threat they face, like all other non-human primates.