GOELDI'S MONKEY

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SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Callimico goeldii

HABITAT:  Mixed deciduous forests, dwelling in trees at a height of about 16 feet in the upper Amazonian rain forest of South America.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Vulnerable
                                                   

FUN FACT: 

Discovered by E.A. Goeldi in 1904, the diurnal Goeldi’s monkeys can be found in groups ranging from 5-8 individuals. Groups travel their territory by leaping from one tree trunk to another, and are led by a dominant breeding male and 2 breeding females.

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