• International Day of the Cotton-top Tamarin

    19 days ago - By Phoenix Zoo

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    International Day of the Cotton-top Tamarin
    Each year on August 15, we celebrate International Day of the Cotton-top Tamarin. Cotton-top tamarins are native only to Colombia and are a critically endangered species. These one-pound monkeys are omnivorous, eating a wide variety of foods from insects and small birds to fruits and tree sap. Interestingly, cotton-top tamarins have one of the most extensive “vocabularies” of all primate species, with over 38 different words to identify foods, locations, family members, etc. Cotton top tamarins almost always give birth to twins, which...
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