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white-faced saki monkey
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White-faced Saki Monkey

White-faced sakis are tree-dwelling small primates from South America. Males have black hair and white faces, while females and young have brownish-gray hair. They might venture on the ground to forage for fruit, but they spend most of their time in the trees, where they sleep as well.


Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Pithecia pithecia


Rainforests of South America, including Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela

Location in the Zoo

Carruth Natural Encounters

Cool Animal Fact

To establish territory they have loud calls that monogamous pairs of males and females sing together. Their song helps seal their bonds of courtship as well as defend their turf.