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White-faced saki +

Pithecia pithecia

Themenwelt: Gondwanaland
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The male white-faced sakis in their black fur and white faces (hence, their name!) differ significantly from the grey-brown females. They live in groups and have a wide communication repertoire. Often, the animals move bouncing on their hind legs. Since they are able to jump more than 10 metres at a time they are also called flying monkeys in their indigenous region. Status according to Red List: least concern

Classification:

Order primates, family saki monkeys

Diet:

Fruit, seeds, nuts, buds, blossoms, insects, birds and bats

Habitat:

Inhabit trees of tropical rainforests and mountain forests

Reproduction:

Mating all year round; gestation time: 163–176 days, one young, independence at 7–8 months; maximum age: above 31 years

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Status according to Red List:

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