Sifakas are very variable in colouring, but always show a large amount of white.
diademed sifakas, as most lemurs, are highly endangered which is the reason claimed to have prompted this extraordinary move.
All other sifakas have a gray or black visage, but the faces of some of these individuals were strangely pink with dark blotches.
Belonging to the family Lemuridae (see PRIMATES) it typifies the subfamily Indrisinae, which includes the avahi and the sifakas (q.v.).