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White-faced saki

Pithecia pithecia

This primate’s male is easily identifiable by the white fur on its face, which contrasts with the dark fur on the rest of its body. In contrast, the females’ fur combines shades of brown and orange.

They are diurnal animals that spend a lot of time perched in trees, although they occasionally descend to the ground.

Up to 2.1 kg

Fruits, leaves and honey

South America

161 days

Facts about the White-faced Saki

They live as monogamous pairs or small family groups.


They use their long tails to balance while jumping, but do not use them to pick up objects.


They spend 95% of their time eating and opening fruit seeds. 

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