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The Goeldi's Monkey lives in Southern Colombia, eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru, western Brazil, and northern Bolivia.
Their diet consists of fruits, insects, and small vertebrates.
Females normally give birth to single offspring. Gestation averages around 155 days allowing multiple births within a year.
They live 10 years in the wild, up to 18 years in captivity.
About the Goeldi's Monkey
Goeldi’s monkeys are small and although they might look like tamarins, Goeldi’s monkeys are actually quite different. Goeldi’s monkeys move around by vertical clinging and leaping from tree to tree. They prefer to forage above ground level looking for fruiting trees and come down to the ground in search of insects and vertebrates. These monkeys scent mark their territory with urine and secretions that leave light brown smears.
They normally live in family groups of about 2-10 animals made up of a breeding pair and their offspring. The dominant female will give birth to one infant and will then carry the baby around for up to 20 days. The male and other siblings then shares duties with the female.
Did you know?
Goeldi’s Monkey are the only tropical primate known to eat fungi, which they do in the dry season.