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Goeldi's Monkey

Callimico goeldii

Home Range:

Upper Amazonian rainforests of southern Colombia, eastern Ecuador and Peru, western Brazil, and northern Bolivia

Habitat:

Bamboo forest, dense undergrowth

Diet:

Fruits, insects, small vertebrates

Reproduction:

After the first ten to 20 days of its life, everyone in the group helps care for the single young.

Social Structure:

Goeldi's monkeys like in groups of about six individuals.

Status:

The IUCN classifies these monkeys as near threatened.

Fun Fact:

Goeldi's monkeys are related to marmosets. Pygmy marmosets and Geoffroy's marmosets can be seen at the Small Mammal House.