Meet our adorable Goeldi’s monkeys!

October 26, 2022

a goeldi''s monkey at Marwell Zoo

Luiza and Isabella arrived from Drayton Manor and have been settling in well with our coppery titi monkeys and golden-handed tamarins in Life Among the Trees. Their names were inspired by characters from a popular animated film!

In the wild, this small species acts as seed dispersers by depositing seeds from the fruit they eat throughout the forest. They rely more heavily on mushrooms and arthropods in their diet when fruit is scarce in the dry season.

Listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened species, Goeldi’s monkeys can be found in the upper Amazon rainforests of southern Colombia, eastern Peru, western Brazil, and northern Bolivia.

Make sure you pop over to see them when you next visit!