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Pale-Faced Saki Monkey (Pithecia pithecia)

Description:
Males are black with white faces; females are brown with white stripes on their faces.

Habitat:
Primarily in tropical forests, but also found in savannas and palm forest.

Range:
Brazil, Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana.

Diet:
Mostly fruit, also seeds, flowers, leaves, termites, and occasionally a bird or bat.

Family Life:
They live in family groups of an adult male and female with their offspring. Females give birth to one baby between December and April after a 163 to 176 day gestation.

Status:
Threatened with habitat loss.

Rainforest Building open daily from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

Pale-faced Saki Monkeys are often called “Flying Jacks” because of the way they jump from tree to tree. These monkeys¬†are arboreal, meaning they¬†spend most of their time in trees. They are active during the day and vocalize frequently to communicate and keep the group together. The Zoo is home to two Saki Monkeys sharing an exhibit with Black and Gold Howler Monkeys.