Monday, September 12, 2011

Bald Uakari

The bald uakari (Latin Name: Cacajao calvus) or bald-headed uakari is a small New World monkey with a very short tail, red face, a bald head, and long coat. It generally weighs less than 9 pounds (4.1 kg) and is anywhere from about 20 to 23 inches (51 to 58 cm) in length.

The bald uakari is restricted to várzea forests and other wooded habitats near water in the western Amazon of Brazil and Peru.

The most striking characteristic of the Bald Uakari is their bald red face. The colour of their face is also a sign of good health - sick animals develop pale faces.

The diet of the Bald Uakari mainly consists of seeds, flowers and some small animals. Bald Uakaris are not prolific breeders - they give birth to one infant every two years. The breeding season is from October to May and their gestation period is unknown.

Did you know?
  • The name Uakari is pronounced Wakari.
  • Uakari's are the only short tailed American monkey.
  • Uakaris are also known by the following names: Red Uakari, Bald Headed Uakari and Scarlet Fever Uakari
Ugly Animals - Bald Uakari

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