ANIMAL: Callimico/Goeldi’s Monkey Callimico goeldii Type of Animal: New World Monkey Habitat: Tropical forest, bamboo forest, forest edge, scrub forest, swamp forest, second-growth woodlands Location(s): Upper Amazon Basin of Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, & Colombia Appearance: Black color w/ grayish highlights on head & tail, black mane on face. Food/Diet: Grasshoppers, locusts, cockroaches, crickets, scorpions, spiders, cicadas, mantids, moths, insect larvae, grubs, lizards, frogs, fruit, fungi, nectar, exudates, sap, resin, eggs, small snakes, butterflies, young birds Status in Wild: Threatened Conservation: Breeding in zoos, wildlife centers, & aquariums Lifestyle: Troops consist of monogamous pair w/ up to 4 offspring Additional Info: Called: Male Female Young-Infant Group-Troop Weight: Male-12.8-19.52 oz Female-12.48-18.56 oz Young-7.568 oz Gestation:Life Span: 4.5-6 months Height: 8.16-12 in Body Length: 8.4-9.12 in Life Span: Up to 20 years Tail Length: 10.56-12 in Main predators are felids, bush dogs, raptors, snakes, tayras, coatis, & crocodilians. Threatened due to deforestation, habitat loss, pet trade, hunting for meat, & disease. Troops are territorial but rarely get into actual fights instead relying on calls. Females sexually mature at 8.5 months old, males at 1 year old. Father plays strong role in upbringing of young. Troops use up to 40 different calls to warn of predators/rival troops. Conservation groups helping educate native peoples on this species. Named after Swiss naturalist Emil August Goeldi. Unlike other callitrichids (marmosets & tamarins), they have 3 molars as opposed to 2. Fun Fact(s): Wasn’t discovered by Western science until 1904. Callimico means “beautiful little monkey” in Spanish. Can leap 13 ft without loss of height. Though fairly gentle animals, they don’t make good pets & can bite if provoked. Unlike other callitrichids, which give birth to twins, most offspring are born single.