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Geoffroy’s Marmoset

Callithrix geoffroyi

Marmosets are a type of small ‘New World’ monkey. Geoffroy’s marmosets are also known as white-fronted marmosets due to their distinctive white faces.

measurements

Measurements

Size: 20cm, Tail length – 29cm
Weight: Male - 203-250g, Female - 190g

habitat

Habitat

The Geoffroy’s marmoset is found in low-lying tropical forest in southeast Brazil. They are also found in dry forests patches in desert scrub.

diet

Diet

Geoffroy’s marmosets are omnivores (plant and meat eaters), eating insects, spiders, fruits and occasionally small lizards! It is also adapted to feed on the sap and gum of trees.

behaviour

Breeding

Females are pregnant for around 4½ months and twins are usually born. Young are carried by their father or elder siblings, returning to their mothers to feed.

threat

Conservation

Geoffroy’s marmosets are not classed as endangered but their numbers are declining through habitat loss. They are now found in many protected areas and are part of a European Breeding Programme in the zoo.

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