Cotton Top Tamarin

Cotton Top Tamarin

COTTON-TOP TAMARIN

(Saguinus oedipus)

  • Native to: In the wild, they live in a small forested area in North-Western Columbia.
  • Diet: They are Omnivores, which means they eat both plants and animals. Their diet consists mainly of insects and fruit.
  • Lifespan: 13 years on average in the wild.
  • IUCN Status: This species is listed as CRITICALLY ENDANGERED on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
  • Fun Facts: This species is a ‘New World Monkey’ and gets its name from the fluffy white hair on the top of its head.
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November 5, 2019

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