Goeldi's Monkey

Zoo Location: Primley
 Goeldi's Monkey
Habitat

Dense, scrub undergrowth of forest.

Wild Diet

Fruit, flowers, nectar, snails, spiders, insects, frogs and lizards.

Behaviour

They live in small family groups, moving quickly through the trees in the lower canopy. When excited, these small monkeys make a bird-like sound to communicate. In times of danger, the adults hide the youngster in dense vegetation whilst they distract the predator.

Breeding

A single youngster is born after a gestation period lasting 150-160 days and is carried by the mother for the first 3 weeks, after which the father shares the carrying.

Threats

Hunting for food, pet trade and habitat destruction.

Conservation

The international zoo population is being managed co-operatively.

 Goeldi's Monkey  Goeldi's Monkey

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Callimico goeldii
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Primates
  • Family: Callimiconidae
  • Conservation status: Vulnerable
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