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Our Tractor Trailer Ride and the Reptile House Is Closed.

Tropical
Rainforest

Geoffroy's Marmoset

Dominance is enforced by scent-marking, cuffing and eye command.

This is accentuated in the female by pheromones produced in her scent glands, which inhibit ovulation in subordinate females, preventing them from breeding as long as they remain within the group. These diurnal, arboreal animals spend the day roaming around territories that may be up to 5 hectares in size, and sleep at night in tree holes or other shelters. Home ranges are overlapping and although they are not defended, they are marked using scent, which is often smeared around favourite gum holes in trees.

DID YOU KNOW? Geoffroy's marmosets will follow army ant swarms in order to catch insects exposed from their hiding spots by the ants. 

Current Status

  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Key Facts

Plant gums and saps, nectar, fruit, insects, invertebrates and other small animals.
Callitritchidae
10 years wild
Least Concern
Small fragments of Atlantic rainforest in East-Central Brazil.
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