Saki Monkey

Zoo Miami Staff Step In To Raise A Vulnerable Baby Monkey

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On Friday, May 30th, Zoo Miami welcomed the birth of a male White-faced Saki monkey. This is the first birth of this species of Tropical American monkey for Zoo Miami. Found in the rainforest trees of Brazil, Guyana, and Venezuela, these fruit eating monkeys rarely come to the ground and are considered vulnerable due to habitat destruction and hunting for food and the pet trade. Unfortunately, the first-time mother rejected the offspring so it is now being hand raised by zoo staff.

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