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.
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