Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Black Bearded Saki

We just learned about the White-Faced Saki.

Another type of new world monkey is the Black Bearded Saki, also called chiropotes satanas.

This type of monkey lives only in some parts of Brazil by the Amazon river.
They have black fur, and a big bushy beard and a long black fluffy tail.

Their science name chiropotes means "hand drinker" because these monkeys have been seen using their hands to scoop water into their mouths.
This helps these monkeys keep their beards clean.

(from: wikipedia - black bearded saki)

A critically endangered black-bearded saki monkey (Chiropotes satanas) at Zoo Brasilia - Video Ark
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