Red Uakari

Red Uakari

Red Uakaris are small new world monkeys from South America that are known for their bald heads and bright red faces. There are four recognized subspecies of the bald uakari.

Scientific Name – Cacajao calvus

Classification – Cacajao

Gender Names – Male – male; Female – female; Baby – infant

Collective Noun – Troop, cartload

Length/Size – 38cm – 57cm (15in – 22.5in)

Weight – 3kg – 3.5kg (6.5lbs – 7.75lbs)

Life Expectancy – 16 – 22 years

Mating Season  October – May

Gestation Period – Unknown

Special Features  Hairless, crimson face and forehead

Social Structure – Live in troops in their jungle environment that usually contain between 10 and 30 members (although they can be up to 100 strong), which are males, females and their offspring

Geographical Distribution – Western Amazon of Brazil and Peru

Natural Habitat – Restricted to várzea forests and other wooded habitats

Conservation Status –Vulnerable

Diet – Fruits, Leaves, Insects

Predators – Hawks, Snakes, Humans