Tamarin, Cotton-Top

Tamarin, Cotton-Top

Saguinus oedipus

Vital Statistics

Height:

8 inches long, tail is 12 - 17 inches

Weight:

1 lb

Diet:

Monkey chow, grapes, meal worms, melons, strawberries, apples, bananas, blueberries, and yams

Conservation:

Status: Endangered

Geographic Region

Wet, tropical forests and dry deciduous forests of Northwest Columbia

At The Zoo

Greenhouse located at the start of the Feinstein Junior Scholar Wetlands Trail.
 

Did You Know?

Cotton top tamarins are named for the  white crest of long, whitish hairs on their forehead and nape that flows over their shoulders.