UAKARIS

The uakari genus, Cacajao,
includes least 4 species and 4 subspecies

Cacajao calvus

CONSERVATION STATUS: VULNERABLE

The bald uakari, or bald-headed uakari, is native to the Western Amazon—residing in the countries of Peru and Brazil, and possibly Colombia. Their rainforest habitat is in the Amazon River Basin, which often floods. Specifically, the bald uakari lives in várzea forests, seasonal floodplain forests that are inundated by whitewater…

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Cacajao melanocephalus

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

The black-headed uakari was declared a distinct species in 2008 due to its genetic, morphological, and ecological differences from other uakari species. Also known as the golden-backed uakari, golden-backed black uakari, and Homboldt’s black-headed uakari, this New World monkey lives in northwestern Brazil, southeastern…

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