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Some of the forested areas in Southeastern Madagascar are split by agricultural land, fields and roads, which for the Verreaux's Sifaka (a species of diurnal Indri Lemur) are too far apart to leap or jump across. Yet every afternoon, rather than stay in the the same patch of forest they spent the day foraging for food in, there are at least a couple of troops that take to the ground and hop, skip, and jump to their preferred trees for sleeping.

Delightfully comical as this method of locomotion appears to us, it's actually a highly efficient, skilled, and swift way for the Sifaka to get from point A to point B, using their outstretched arms and tails to offer extra balance.

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