Goeldi's Monkey | Welsh Mountain Zoo

Goeldi's Monkey

Callimico goeldii


  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

The rare and tiny (an average 22 cm), Goeldi's Monkey lives in the Amazonian Rainforests of Peru, Brazil and Columbia. Prized by the pet trade, this species is classed as ‘vulnerable’ by IUCN and sits on the organisations Red List of Threatened Species.

Native Range →

Bolivia, Brazil and Peru

Natural Habitat  →

Forest areas mixed with bamboo

Diet  →

Fruit, insects and fungi

Life Expectancy  →

Around 10 years in the wild. Up to 20 years in zoos

Breeding  →

1 young from a 150-160 day gestation period

Group Name  →

Group

Active Hours  →

During the day

Threats  →

Loss of habitat, hunting

Fun fact

Goeldi's Monkeys can reportedly leap a horizontal distance of about 13 feet without losing height

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