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Pithecia pithecia

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White face saki

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The white-faced saki (Pithecia pithecia)

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Macaco-parauacu Saki Pithecia pithecia

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White-faced saki (Pithecia pithecia)

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saki de face branca (Pithecia pithecia)

The white-faced saki, called the Guianan saki and the golden-faced saki, is a species of the New World saki monkey. They can be found in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela. This species lives in the understory and lower canopy of the forest, feeding mostly on fruits, nuts, seeds, and insects. Although they are arboreal creatures and are specialists of swinging from tree to tree (brachiation), they are also terrestrial when foraging. White-faced sakis typically live around 14 years in their natural habitat and have been recorded to live up to 36 years in captivity. Sakis are active in the day and sleep highly elevated (15-20m) in trees with many leaves to shelter them from weather and flying predators. [6]
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