These arboreal (tree-living) monkeys are fast moving, shy and typically active during the daytime. Their diet consists of berries and other fruits, honey, leaves, flowers, small mammals such as mice and bats, and small birds. They hunt and move mainly in leaps. They can reportedly jump up to 10 meters. This special skill has earned them the nickname “flying monkeys.”
The White-faced Sakis live in small family groups consisting of the parents and two or three offspring. They communicate with one another with squeaks, whistles, barks, grunts and roars.
Like it’s celebrity look-a-like, the White-faced Saki usually makes bird-like chirping sounds and displays aggression by body-shaking and loud growls.