Did you know?

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.

European Endangered species Program

This animal is managed by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) under the European Endangered species Program.

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ClassificationOrder primates, family saki monkeys
DietFruit, seeds, nuts, buds, blossoms, insects, birds and bats
HabitatInhabit trees of tropical rainforests and mountain forests
ReproductionMating 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

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.

Verbreitung Weißgesichtssaki