Average lifespan in the wild: 15 to 20 years
Size: 14 to 22.5 in (36 to 57 cm)
Weight: 4.4 to 6.6 lbs (2 to 3 kg)
Group name: Troop
Protection status: Endangered
What does a Uakari look like?
This unique South American monkey is easily recognizable, due to its bald head, and red face. Unlike most monkeys, uakaris have very short tails, but move nimbly in the trees without them by using their arms and legs.
Where do Uakari's live?
These monkeys live only in the Amazon River basin, preferring permanently or seasonally flooded rain forests and locations near water sources, such as small rivers and lakes.
What does a Uakari eat?
This animal spends its life in the canopy of the amazon rain forest, looking for seeds and nuts. Because it is a cautious non-aggressive animal, they are often difficult to find. Uakaris forage during the day. They eat a fruit-heavy diet, but also consume leaves and some insects. Their powerful jaws can open a hardy Brazil nut. Most food is gathered in the trees, though during dry periods when food is scarce, uakaris will go to the ground in search of fallen seeds or roots.
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