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Sifakas of Madagascar

Synopsis
Part of a series intended to give a comparative view of a number of different primate species living under various conditions in captivity and in the wild. Compares two very closely related species of sifaka. The rare diademed sifaka is seen in its natural habitat. It is compared with Verreauxi’s sifaka to illustrate adaptive strategies of this type of lemur. The latter is highly adapted to dry conditions and is shown feeding, locomoting and defending its territory from an incoming group. The slow pacing of the video allows observation of its highly unusual form of locomotion, which is vertical clinging and leaping between trees and bipedal dancing on the ground.
Series
Primate Series, The
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 22 min.
Year of production
1997
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: US$170.00 (+p&p) PAL version
Documentation
Study guide available.
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
animal behaviour; animal communication; behavioural psychology; lemurs; observation techniques; primates; sifakas

Credits

Director
Anne Zeller

Distributor

Name

Documentary Educational Resources

Email
docued@der.org
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+1 617 926 0491
Fax
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Address
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Notes
American company with an extensive catalogue of documentary films from around the world in the areas of ethnology, anthropology, world cultures, religion, women’s studies and human rights. Supplied on PAL/NTSC video and multi-region DVD, or download via the Reframe Collection (qv).

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