Goeldi’s Monkey

Female Goeldi’s Monkeys carry their infants for the first 23 days, and after that, the male shares responsibility. They live in dense forests.

  • Scientific Name: Callimico goeldii
  • Range: Upper Amazon Basin
  • Status in the Wild: Vulnerable
  • Location in the Zoo: Wortham World of Primates
  • Cool Animal Fact: Goeldi’s monkeys came to the Zoo after Houston Zoo guests chose them – they are are our first ever crowd-curated exhibit.