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The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) consisting of Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary are the current winners of the Lilizela Service Excellence Awards - Best Visitor Experience 'Wildlife Encounters'; Skål International Sustainable Tourism Award - Best Major Attraction; winner of the 'Best Animal Welfare Initiative' and overall winner of the World Responsible Tourism Awards.
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Primate Feature
The Black Howler Monkey

Alouatta caraya

The black howler is a species of howler monkey, a large New World monkey, from northeastern Argentina, eastern Bolivia, eastern and southern Brazil, Paraguay and Venezuela. Together with the brown howler, it is the southernmost member of the Alouatta genus. Only the adult male is black; adult females and juveniles of both genders are overall ...

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White-faced Saki Monkeys

Pithecia pithecia

White-Faced Saki is found in northern and central South America, extending from the south of Columbia, Peru, Bolivia and central Brazil.


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Hanuman Langur

Semnopithecus entellus

Hanuman langurs are also known as the common langur, grey langur, entellus langur, and true langur These langurs are named after the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman, and are the sacred monkey of India. They are found across India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Burma. They live in tropical, subtropical, dry thorn scrub, pine, ...

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Capuchin Monkeys

Cebus apella

Tufted capuchins are relatively common in the forests and rainforests of south America. These monkeys use a most unusual method of attracting their mates, they rub urine into their own fur. The results of a successful mating, young capuchins are carried around by their mother for months, by clinging to her fur. Hawks and eagles are so feared as predators that alarm c...

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The Douroucouli Monkey


The Douroucouli monkey or Aotes is unique among the New World monkeys in being the only one that is truly nocturnal—night living. Uniqueness in nature is not a matter of chance or caprice, as it may sometimes seem to man, but is the result of selection and specialization for survival. In the douroucouli it is the eyes that are specialized: too sensitive to be e...

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