Main page content begins here

Scientific name: Callimico goeldii

Habitat: rainforest with dense undergrowth

Diet: fruit, nectar, tree gum, sap, frogs, lizards, insects

Life span: up to 10 years

Young: 1 young

Size: 393–860 g (14–19 oz)

Notice the Goeldi's monkeys' fingers. They have claws instead of finger nails which helps them cling to branches. This is unique to this species.

Their long tails help them to balance as they move through the dense understory.

Goeldi's monkeys live in family groups of 2–8 animals. There is one dominant female that mates and bears the young. The other females help to raise the baby.

What is your zoo doing to help?

Species Survival Plan
The Species Survival Plan (SSP) consists of co-operative, coordinated breeding programs for captive endangered species throughout the world. Species Survival Plans are not a substitute for preserving animals in nature but are a strategy for creating healthy, self-sustaining, captive populations that can be reintroduced into restored or secured habitats.

Learn more about this species:

These are some other websites that we think have more great information about this species.

Goeldi's monkey on Animal Diversity Web



Range: northern Amazon forests

Status in the Wild

Status: threatened

For More Information

Edmonton Valley Zoo

13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7


End of page content. Please choose between the following five options:

Back to main menu Back to current page menu and content View current page breadcrumb Back to site search Continue to page footer content