UAKARIS

The uakari genus, Cacajao, includes at least four species and four subspecies.

Cacajao calvus

CONSERVATION STATUS: VULNERABLE

The bald uakari (pronounced ‘wakari’) is a small, red-faced primate native to the Amazon rainforest in South America. Also called bald-headed uakaris, red uakaris, and scarlet fever uakaris, these primates have a limited distribution range across the Amazon River Basin in eastern Peru and western Brazil. They once inhabited

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Cacajao melanocephalus

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

The golden-backed uakari, also known as the black-headed uakari (its common name until 2008), golden-backed black uakari, and Humboldt’s black-headed uakari, lives in northwestern Brazil, southeastern Colombia, and southwestern Venezuela. Occupying the Amazon River basin, the species’ range is confined in…

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Cacajao hosomi

CONSERVATION STATUS: VULNERABLE

Neblina uakaris, also known as black-faced uakaris or black-headed uakaris, live in the rainforests of Brazil and Venezuela. Their distribution is limited by the Amazon River’s large tributaries that cut through both countries. In Brazil, Neblina uakaris are boxed in by the Rio Negro in the south and west and the Rio Marauiá in the east. In Venezuela, they are not found north of Canal Cassiquiare and Rio Orinoco…

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