Animal Weight

How much does a Verreaux’s sifaka weight?

It is hard to guess what a Verreaux’s sifaka weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Verreaux’s sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) on average weights 3.61 kg (7.96 lbs).

The Verreaux’s sifaka is from the family Indridae (genus: Propithecus). It is usually born with about 102 grams (0.22 lbs). They can live for up to 20.58 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 47.2 cm (1′ 7″). On average, Verreaux’s sifakas can have babies 1 times per year with a litter size of 1.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Verreaux's sifaka is 3.61 kg (7.96 lbs)

Verreaux’s sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi), or the white sifaka, is a medium-sized primate in one of the lemur families, the Indriidae. It lives in Madagascar and can be found in a variety of habitats from rainforest to western Madagascar dry deciduous forests and dry and spiny forests. Its fur is thick and silky and generally white with brown on the sides, top of the head, and on the arms. Like all sifakas, it has a long tail that it uses as a balance when leaping from tree to tree. However, its body is so highly adapted to an arboreal existence, on the ground its only means of locomotion is hopping. The species lives in small troops which forage for food.Many things are unknown about Verreaux’s sifaka, so their lifespan in the wild has not been approximated, but in captivity, they generally live to up to 18 years old.

Animals of the same family as a Verreaux’s sifaka

We found other animals of the Indridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Verreaux’s sifaka

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Propithecus verreauxi:

Animals with the same size as a Verreaux’s sifaka

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Verreaux’s sifaka:

Animals with the same litter size as a Verreaux’s sifaka

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Verreaux’s sifaka:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Verreaux’s sifaka

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Verreaux’s sifaka: