Happy news about animals
Goeldi’s monkeys are endangered. They are native to South America and considered to be a relatively “new” monkey. No one knew anything about them until 1904 when a man named Emilio Goeldi discovered them.
Azee and Cinco seem to be very happy living with each other at the Denver Zoo. They arrived here last fall.
Azee is the female. She is 3 years old. Cinco, the male, is just a year old.
They are constantly on the move in their exhibit in the “monkey house”. They also live with some tamanduas, as they would in the rainforests of South America.
Goeldi’s monkeys like to be around one another. In the wild, they live in extended families in the rain forest. They have a very loud call which they use to keep in touch and warn each other if predators are around.
If you go to visit Azee and Cinco at the zoo, you will probably be able hear them call out from the other side of the glass.
The Zoo’s Spring/Summer hours begin on Sunday, April 1st. The zoo will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until the end of September.