There is a Malagasy folktale that goes like this:
In the beginning Sifaka lemurs had no tails and the Indri lemurs did. One day the Sifaka asked the Indri to borrow his tail to go to a party. The Sifaka took the tail and never returned it, which is why today Sifaka have tails but Indri do not! The story also says that this is why Indri lemurs have such a mournful call, as is illustrated in the video.
Both Indri and Sifaka are highly endangered and are two of the species being monitored around an active mining site. Sifaka lemurs specifically are the focus of my project and we are trying to investigate new and better ways to monitor their stress and health. By doing this we can better evaluate the impacts of conservation measures!
By contributing to this project you are helping provide funding to gain crucial information about these lemurs and their ability to thrive in the wild! Thank you so much for your time and support!