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
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.