Scientific Name: Pithecia pithecia

Found In: Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela/Tropical rainforests

Size: Adult males average 11 to 15 inches and 4 to 5 pounds, while females are slightly smaller

Diet: Omnivore. Diet consists of mainly fruit, but they will also consume flowers, birds, bats, and small mammals in their native habitat.

Threat Level: Least Concern. However, this species faces increasing pressure from habitat loss.

Facts: These monkeys can leap between branches rapidly, which has earned them the nickname of “flying monkeys”. Despite their name, only the males develop white faces as they mature.