By Mikey Jones
This lemur is not at all shy – as this series of photographs shows it dancing for the camera.
The Verreaux’s Sifaka, otherwise known as Dancing Sifaka, who was caught strutting its stuff in Madagascar, has definitely learnt a lesson or two from King Julian – from the 2005 film ‘Madagascar’.
Raising both of it’s arms and lunging from side to side, this lemur definitely likes to move it, move it.
This amazing collection of photographs was captured by Shannon Wild, an Australian Wildlife Cinematographer.
Shannon said: “I noticed this Sifaka on a tree near a dirt road and could see it planned to cross, so I positioned myself by laying on the ground for a low angle and captured it dance across to the other side.
“It has a long tail that it uses as a balance when leaping from tree to tree – however its body is so highly adapted to an arboreal existence.
“On the ground its only means of locomotion is hopping – this is how the nickname Dancing Sifaka came about.
“The endangered Verreaux’s Sifaka only exists on the African Island of Madagascar.”