The uakari genus, Cacajao, includes at least four species and four subspecies.
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 southern Colombia but are assumed to have…
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…