Photos: pair of kissing saki monkeys
March 3, 2008
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has unveiled a new pair of saki monkeys at Prospect Park Zoo in New York.
The monkeys, native to the Amazon region in South America, are named Winola and Opus.
WCS notes that while saki monkeys are not endangered, they are vulnerable to habitat destruction by humans.
Saki monkeys are diurnal or day active. They spend most of their time in the rain forest canopy where they feed on fruits, leaves, flowers, insects, and small animals.
Sakis live in family groups consisting of parents of their offspring, with mated pairs usually forming life-long bonds. Sakis are territorial, using vocal signals to defend their range from other family groups.
This article uses quotes and information from the AP