White-faced saki monkeys are diurnal, meaning they are active during daylight and rest in the evening. They spend most of their time in the middle to lower canopy level of the forest, rarely walking along the ground. Their ability to jump 32 feet in the air and quickly leap from branch to branch earned them the nickname “flying monkeys.”

White-faced saki monkeys are hunted for food, captured for the pet trade and suffer from habitat destruction. Elmwood Park Zoo participates in the white-faced saki monkey Species Survival Plan, a shared conservation effort by zoos throughout the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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Location: Temporarily off exhibit

Arrived at EPZ: Opus - 03/13/2009; Alexandria - 11/6/2017; Clementine - 5/10/2018; Bungee 2/12/2020