Saki Monkeys are one of several
New World monkeys of the genus Pithecia.
Saki Monkey Classification:
Other Names: Sakis,
Species: There are a number
of species of saki monkeys.
Saki Monkey Species
- Pithecia Aequatorialis
Buffy Saki -
Rio Tapajos Saki
- Pithecia Irrorata
Monk Saki - Pithecia
White Faced Saki
(aka Guianan Saki or Golden-faced
Saki,) - Pithecia Pithecia
- Pithecia Albicans
Size: Saki monkeys are
20 inches long and weigh up to 4.5
Habitat: Saki Monkeys are
primarily found in Northern and
Central South America from Colombia
to Peru and even into Bolivia and
Brazil. Saki Monkeys dwell in the
trees of the rainforests.
Description: Saki monkeys
are small and have long, bushy tails.
Sakis have fur which can be black,
grey or reddish depending on the
particularly species. A sakis face
is bare of any fur and they have
a furry hood around their faces.
Behavior: Saki monkeys are
diurnal, meaning that they are active
during daylight hours and at rest
Diet: A saki monkey's diet
consists of primarily fruit, and
is supplemented by leaves, flowers,
insects, rodents and bats.
communicate use shrill vocalizations.
Sakis are extremely
territorial and will
let out a loud roar
to let others know
that they have entered
Gestation: Saki monkeys
carry their young for 150 to 180
Sexually Mature: Saki monkeys
are sexually mature around the age
Life Span: Saki monkeys
live approximately 30 years
in the wild.
Young saki monkeys
at the age of 6
Social Structure: Sakis
congregate in small family groups
that consist of a mating pair and
their offspring. Saki monkeys are
usually monogamous, and the mating
pair will stay together their entire