Meet Our Animals > Goeldi’s Monkey
Quick Facts
Native to Brazil, Bolivia, Columbia, Peru, Ecuador
Primary Diet Fruits, berries, insects, small vertebrates, tree gum, sap, nectar
Adult Weight 14 to 19 ounces
Lifespan 10 years
Status Vulnerable

Goeldi’s Monkey

Goeldi’s monkeys gallop through the forest on all fours and are able to leap distances of up to 12 feet between branches — quite spectacular for such a small monkey! While most of their time is spent in the trees, they will come down to the ground, especially when looking for insects or vertebrates. They also have claws instead of flattened nails.


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