Saki The White-Faced Monkey

Saki - The White-faced Monkey

Saki – The White-faced Monkey

This monkey like wearing a face mask of white feathers. That is why they were called saki white-faced monkey.

Saki is the primates of the Pitheciidae family. This animal has a species name Pithecia pithecia. This monkey also known as the Guianan saki or gold-face saki.

It’s easy to distinguish female saki monkey from the male, you can identify the male by a bright white thick fur on his face, while the female saki has brownish gray. The face of saki females are not filled with white fur. In her chest and abdomen there are fur with brown to orange colored.

The long and thick feather owned by saki monkey is useful to keep them dry during heavy rains. Their tails are large and unique, useful not for hanging on the tree trunk as well as the other monkeys, but as a means of balance when jumping from one tree to another.

The main enemy of the saki monkey is harpy eagles and vultures. If there is a bird of prey came, then saki monkeys will soon be shouting alarm. A moment later, all the members will be mutually blared the same voice shouted. If you hear a distress signal as it is, they will stop moving and will slowly move downward to hide.

The saki monkeys really liked staying in the rain forest, tropical dry forest or savanna Amazon in Brazil, Suriname, Venezuela, and other regions in the northern part of South America. They love to spend time in the trees. With strong legs, they are easy to move from one tree to another.



primate is a monkey, ape, human, or other similar mammal; has good eyesight and flexible hands and feet.


species is a distinct group of animals or plants that have common characteristics and can breed with each other.


distinguish means to tell apart; mark as different


fur is the fuzzy hair on an animal like a rabbit or a raccoon; dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals


chest is the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates


abdomen is the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis


feather is one of the soft, fringed plumes that cover the bodies of birds.


tail is the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body


trunk is the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber

harpy eagle

a harpy eagle is a large black-and-white crested eagle of tropical America


vulture is a type of bird with a bald head and neck that feeds on dead animals.


prey is an animal hunted for food.


blare is make a loud noise


distress means hard or painful trouble or struggle


savanna is a flat grassland in tropical or subtropical regions

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