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Callimico (Goeldi’s Marmoset) - Melody & Alex 
Callimico goeldii
Range: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Columbia
Habitat: Mixed forests of the upper Amazon River Basin with patchy canopy cover.
Diet: Fruit, insects, and some vertebrates. At the zoo they eat fruits, vegetables, marmoset diet, mealworms, waxworms, hard-boiled eggs, peanuts and seeds.
Fun Facts:
  • Callimicos only give birth to one baby while their tamarin and marmoset relatives give birth to twins.
  • Callimicos live in groups of up to 12 individuals and they are rarely more than 50 feet away from a member of their group.
  • When they feel threatened they will hide in lower branches of the tree instead of climbing to the top.
  • They weigh less than 2.2 lbs.
  • Callimico means “Beautiful little monkey.”
  • Great leapers, leaping 4 meters without a loss of height.
  • Average lifespan is 17.9 years.
  • They communicate with over 40 different vocalizations, including cries that can be heard for over 100 meters and ultrasonic communication.

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