Despite their name, only the males have the signature white face. Saki moneys live in small groups, of between two and five, and prefer to feed on unripe fruits.
They are equipped with large canine teeth enabling them to feed on fruits with a tough outer layer. In the wild, predators of the saki monkey are mostly birds of prey, including vultures and raptors. If a saki monkey is in danger, they will make an alarm call to warn others in their group and together they will attempt to scare the predator away.
Size: 33 to 38 inches
Weight: 1.4 to 2kg
Life Span: 15 to 25 years
Threats: Hunting and habitat loss
Habitat: Savanna and marsh forests
Distribution: South America, Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana
Conservation Status: Least concern