Wild: 13 years
Captivity: 23 years
8-10 inches body
13-16 inches tail
Name of Young
Did you know?
- Cotton-top tamarins are one of the most endangered primates in the world. They have lost much of their habitat to deforestation, and they are threatened by the pet trade as well.
- These tiny primates are named for the white hair on their heads.
- Cotton-top tamarins typically eat fruit, nectar, and insects. They sometimes eat small vertebrates as well. They also eat tree saps and exudates. However, they cannot directly bore into tree bark. Instead, they have to rely on holes made by insects or rodents.
- These highly endangered primates are found only in Colombia, where they are a symbol of conservation.
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