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Goeldi's Monkey Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Callimico goeldii
  • Class

    Mammals
  • Order

    Primates
  • Range

    The species occupies the Amazon forests of northwestern South America.

  • Habitat

    Goeldi's monkeys favor rain forest with developed undergrowth.

  • Niche

    The species feeds on fruits, insects and small animals. They typically stay at lower elevations, although they will travel higher in the trees to find fruit. They are excellent climbers and jumpers.

  • Life History

    Goeldi's monkeys live in small groups, typically consisting of a breeding pair and their offspring. Because of the large size of the offspring relative to the female, the male takes an active role in carrying and caring for young. Mothers carry offspring for the first two weeks, after which males and other group members may carry the young. Groups communicate via vocalizations and scent-marking.

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