Male white-faced saki.

White-faced Saki

The White-faced saki is a monkey from South America.

Male white-faced saki.

Male white-faced saki (Pithecia pithecia), Toronto Zoo.

Both pictures show male white-faced sakis, I could not get any pictures of a female one which has a greyish coat. White-faced sakis tend to mate for life in captivity but are somewhat less strict in this sense in the wild. They live in the understory of the forest canopy and eat fruits, nuts, and insects.

Male white-faced saki.

Male white-faced saki (Pithecia pithecia), Szeged Zoo.

The white-faced saki is doing well in the wild. Zoos seem to like to keep white-faced sakis because they are interesting creatures and delightful to look at.

Female White-faced Saki.

Female white-faced saki, Szeged Zoo.

Further Readings:

Pithecia pithecia on Animal Diversity Web.
White-faced saki on Wikipedia.
Last updated: June 11, 2015

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