Animals of South America
The Goeldi’s monkey prefers to stay within the lower part of the forest. It only ventures to the top of trees when in search of fruit. Even in times of danger, when most animals take to the trees, Goeldi’s monkey shoots to the ground to hide among the lower braches, vines, roots, and shrubs.
This species can be found in groups of about 6 individuals whom are extended family members. The groups remain close together at all times, never straying more than 50 feet from one another. Contact between members is maintained visually and vocally.
DIETMainly insects, but will eat fruits and small vertebrates
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