Callimico

Callimico

Callimico goeldii

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Quick Facts
Height:
Weight:
Body: 8.5" - 9"; Tail Length: 10" - 12.8"
14.1 oz - 18.9 oz
Wild diet:
Insects, spiders, lizards, frogs, fruits and fungus
Zoo Diet:
Commercially prepared canned "marmoset diet," steamed sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, cucumber, apple, banana, papaya, grapes, hardboiled eggs, peanuts, mealworms and crickets
Distribution:
Colombia, Bolivia, eastern Peru, eastern Ecuador and western Brazil
Habitat:
Tropical forest with heavy shrub layer, swamps and moist areas next to rivers and streams

A nice getaway


When threatened, callimicos will bolt downwards in the trees to hide among the lowest branches, vines, roots and shrubs.

Description

Callimicos have thick, soft, black to brownish-black fur with a short mane atop their head as well as jaw whiskers on either side of their face. They have long, slender fingers with claw-like nails that they use to dig out insects from narrow crevices in rocks and trees. Callimicos have 3 molar teeth, unlike tamarins and marmosets, who only have 2.

Status in the Wild

The callimico's status is vulnerable and their greatest threat comes from logging and the expansion of human developments in their territories.

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