Sifakas are lemurs – they get their name from their unique call that echoes throughout the Madagascan forests, which sounds like they are saying ‘shif-auk’. Sifakas spend most of their time in the trees, leaping quickly from branch to branch. Using their powerful hind legs to jump, they can clear distances of over 9 metres.
In this clip, we will see some Sifakas jump across sharp limestone shards to reach fresh vegetation.
Imagine you are a newspaper reporter. You have just witnessed the incredible efforts of the sifaka and her child jumping across the sharp limestone.
Write a newspaper article about the sifika’s journey. Remember to include…
It is a good idea to plan your report before writing it - a planning template can be found below. There is also a useful video about newspaper report writing.
Try making a video report about the sifakas or if you don't have access to a video present it to someone who you live with.