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White-faced Saki Monkey

Pithecia pithecia

One of five species of saki monkey, the white-faced saki is also known as golden-faced due to its distinctive facial colouring. Males and females are easy to distinguish, as it is only the male that has the white face. Females are also smaller and lighter in colour than the males.

measurements

Measurements

Size: Head-body length - 33-35cm, Tail length - 34-40cm
Weight: 960g-2.5kg

habitat

Habitat

This monkey is found in both lowland and mountain forests in regions of South America, north of the Amazon River.

diet

Diet

They eat mostly fruit and also a large amount of seeds, making them important seed distributors in the forests.

behaviour

Breeding

White-faced saki monkeys live in small family groups. A single infant is born after a pregnancy of over 6 months which is independent at 6 months old.

threat

Conservation

White-faced saki monkeys are not classed as endangered at present as much of their natural habitat is found within protected areas.

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