Animal Size

Verreaux’s sifaka size: How big do they get?

How big does a Verreaux’s sifaka get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Verreaux’s sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) reaches an average size of 47.2 cm (1′ 7″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 20.58 years, they grow from 102 grams (0.22 lbs) to 3.61 kg (7.96 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Verreaux’s sifakas have 1 babies about 1 times per year. The Verreaux’s sifaka (genus: Propithecus) is a member of the family Indridae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Verreaux's sifaka is  (1' 7

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 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:

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: