COTTONTOP TAMARIN

Saguinus oedipus

  • Common name:
    COTTONTOP TAMARIN

    Scientific name:
    Saguinus oedipus

    Class:
    Mammals

    Order:
    Primates

    Family:
    Cebidae

    Provenance:
    Colombia

    Diet:
    insects – fruit

    Habitat:
    rainforest

    Reproduction:
    5 month, 1-2 Puppies for childbirth

  • The Cottontop Tamarin is a monkey of the Americas that lives in the tropical forests.
    It has a thick mane of white hair that completely covers its head and that swells when the animal is angry or scared. The adult reaches the weight of 260-350 grams.
    Diurnal and arboreal, it lives in family groups of 2-20 individuals that mark their territory with their scent. After a gestation of 140 days, two young can be born.
    They mainly eat insects and fruit.
    The species is endangered due to deforestation and hunting.