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Also known as the Goeldi’s Marmoset or Goeldi’s Tamarin. Since Goeldi’s monkey is rare and endangered, its value on the international black market is increasing. Unfortunately, there is little protection of this species in its natural habitat across its range.
Goeldi’s Monkey rest as a group roughly 3 times per day in "dense brush or on inclined trunks of fallen trees" these resting periods average 30 to 90 minutes, where they may sun bath or groom each other. They display a widespread of social communication through vocalisations, scent, facial, and body language. Vocalisations include long-distance cries that can be heard over 100 metres.
Home: Lives in the upper Amazon basin region of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
Diet: Their diet includes fruit, insects, spiders, lizards, frogs, and snakes. In the dry season, they will also feed on fungi.
Lifestyle: Living in groups ranging from 2-12 individuals with a breeding male and female.
Young: Female gives birth to a single offspring after a gestation of 140-180 days. The offspring are weaned at about 65 days. Females can breed twice a year.
Lifespan: Up to 20 years in captivity.
Conservation Status: Vulnerable and wild population is decreasing patchy distribution of the species. They are listed on Appendix I of CITES, therefore, commercial import and export has been banned.