The sifaka can leap up to 33 feet from tree to tree. A membrane on the inside of its arms helps it glide through the air.
Coquerel’s sifaka are mostly white to off-white, with maroon patches on the chest and the fronts of their thighs and arms. The skin on the face and ears is bare and black
The verraux sifaka has long, thick, soft hair that is mostly white with a dark brown crown.
The golden-crowned sifaka is the smallest of the sifakas. The coat is creamy white, and the name is derived from the bright golden-orange crown.