Saki Monkey

Saki Monkey

Animal's Behavior

Great jumpers, generally shy

Eating Habits

Mostly fruit with some vegetation and insects

Range

Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil and Peru

Conservation Efforts

Habitat destruction is a primary threat to these monkeys. There are a number of rainforest conservation efforts underway to help take pressure off the different New World monkey species.

Animal Facts

  • Saki monkeys live in family groups.
  • They are territorial, and have several forms of communication, ranging from a roar to a twitter.

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Quick Facts

Scientific Name

Simia pithecia

Classification

Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Primates, Pitheciidae, Pitheciinae

Place of Birth

North and central South America rainforests

Size

4 pounds

Color

Varied, black, grey, reddish-brown with furry head

Lifespan

About 14 years but can live up to 30 years

Conservation Status

Vulnerable

Where to See

Audubon Zoo