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n. pl. ua·ka·ris
Either of two medium-sized fruit-eating arboreal monkeys (Cacajao calvus or C. melanocephalus) of Amazonia, having a nearly bare stomach with long hair on the shoulders and upper back and a short bushy nonprehensile tail.

[Of Tupian origin; akin to Amazonian Língua Geral (Tupí-based lingua franca of the Amazon River region) acari.]


(Animals) a monkey of the genus Cacajao with a bald red face and long reddish fur, found in the north-western Amazon basin
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Noun1.uakari - medium-sized tree-dwelling monkey of the Amazon basinuakari - medium-sized tree-dwelling monkey of the Amazon basin; only New World monkey with a short tail
New World monkey, platyrrhine, platyrrhinian - hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails
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The inflatables were chosen based on the alphabet, as he wanted to have animals and plants representing the letters of the alphabet from A to Z, ranging from Ants to Zebras and including in-betweens such as Tulips and Uakaris, a type of monkey.
Orang-utans and forest-dwelling rhinos play a similar role in South and Southeast Asian forests, along with Asian elephants, just as tapirs, spider monkeys and uakaris do in South and Central America.
It is difficult to gauge the intended age group as some of the words used are very complicated--arithmetic, macaroni, vipers and vultures, uakaris,--so the book would have to be read aloud.