The Goeldi's Monkey is a small monkey that lives in the Amazon Basin. Forests that were once their habitat are disappearing, causing concern for their extinction.
Body length: 21-30cm
Tail length: 25-32cm
(Source: Doubutsu Sekai-isan* Red Data Animals Kodansha) (*World Animal Heritage)
The Goeldi's Monkey lives in the Amazon Basin of the South American continent.
The Goeldi's Monkey likes to eat fruit, but also eats insects as well.
Compared to similar species among the monkey family, the Goeldi's Monkey prefers to live in short trees and likes to spend time on the ground.
Forest loss causes concerns of extinction...
The Goeldi's Monkey is a small monkey that lives in the forests of the Amazon Basin. Only a small population exists, and their habitat is so spread out that they were only discovered after the turn of the 20th century. Even today, much about this animal remains a mystery. Although we do not know their exact population, we do know that continued forest development is causing habitat loss. This is why they are in risk of extinction.
Too many mysteries slow conservation efforts?!
To protect the Goeldi's Monkey, we must study their ecology, which is the study of their lifestyle in the wilderness. Without sufficient knowledge of the animal, conservation efforts cannot make progress. For example, Goeldi's Monkeys living in captivity, such as zoos, are increasing and may become fit to return to wilderness. However, at this moment, we don't know where to return them where they can live safely again.
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