Meet Our Animals > Cotton-top Tamarin
Quick Facts
Native to Northwestern Colombia
Primary Diet Fruits, flowers, nectar, fluids from plant roots (gums, saps), small animal prey (including frogs, snails, lizards, spiders, insects)
Adult Weight 14 to 16 ounces
Lifespan 13 to 15 years
Status Critically Endangered

Cotton-top Tamarin

Cotton-top tamarins spend a considerable amount of time grooming throughout the day during periods of rest (grooming is a social tool to create and maintain bonds between primates). Also, the brain of a cotton-top is proportionately larger than a human brain.


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