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It’s easy to tell whether an adult white-faced saki monkey is male or female. The males are all black except for the white fur around their faces while the females are overall brown.

Did You Know?

White-faced saki monkeys exhibit sexual dimorphism whereby the male and female look very different. Males undergo a color change so that by adulthood, they are all black with white fur around their faces.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Pithecia pithecia

Northern South America

Tropical rainforest

Up to 1.2 ft

11 years

Zoo Location:
Jungle Trails

Fruit, seeds, honey, leaves, flowers, small mammals and birds