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si·fak·a

 (sə-făk′ə, shĭ′fäk′-)
n.
Any of several diurnal arboreal lemurs of the genus Propithecus of Madagascar, having a long tail and very long legs used for leaping long distances from tree to tree.

[Malagasy.]

sifaka

(sɪˈfɑːkə)
n
(Animals) either of two large rare arboreal lemuroid primates, Propithecus diadema or P. verreauxi, of Madagascar, having long strikingly patterned or coloured fur: family Indriidae
[from Malagasy]
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