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The world is full of unusual animals! Here is one!

The bald uakari is a new world monkey with a bright red face. It is found in the rainforests of Brazil and Peru. The bald uakari or bald-headed uakari (pronounced "wakari") is one of four species of uakari, a small new world monkey, found only in the western Amazon in várzea forests of Brazil and Peru.

Perhaps the most striking of the four species, the bald uakari is instantly recognised by a long ginger shaggy coat, and a hairless head and face – which is colored bright red.

Both male and female bald uakaris exhibit the bright crimson face and head color that helps define this species. These social primates live in large groups, sometimes up to 200 individuals, though "troops" of around 30 are more common.

Uakaris are relatively quick moving monkeys, equally at home in the trees or on the ground. They prefer to live in thick rainforests, which often flood in the rainy season. During this time, they spend the day leaping and climbing through the trees in search of seeds, fruit and the occasional caterpillar.

They can live around 18 years in the wild and 30 years in captivity.

This primate likes to eat fruits, seeds, nectar and insects.


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