Head towards the African Savannah to find our Goeldi’s monkey family.
Goeldi’s monkeys are small primates native to the upper Amazon Basin regions of Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador and Peru. They prefer to live in the lower parts of bamboo forests amongst the developed undergrowth.
They are omnivores. In the wet season, their diet includes fruit, insects, spiders, lizards, frogs, and snakes. In the dry season, they feed on fungi, the only tropical primates known to depend on this source of food.
Destructions of habitat is the main threat to Goeldi’s monkeys at this time. Managing a stable population of the species in zoological collections is important the help increase their numbers and learn more about their behaviour.