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About Red Uakari

Bald uakaris are small South American primates with striking bald heads and bright red faces. (They may be attractive to mates because malarial or sick animals develop pale faces.) They have a long, shaggy coat that varies from reddish brown to orange. 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.

Fast Facts 

Common Name: Bald Uakari

Scientific Name: Cacajao calvus

Type: Mammals

Diet: Herbivores

Group Name: Troop

Average life span in the wild: 15 to 20 years

Size: 14 to 22.5 in

Weight: 4.4 to 6.6 lbs

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