Cotton-top Tamarin Saguinus oedipus

These playful monkeys engage in a unique territorial display—they will show off their butt and genitals!

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ORIGIN:
Northwest Colombia

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HABITAT:
Rainforests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
Under 1 lb

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DIET:
Fruit and insects

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PREDATORS:
Birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp claws and large molars

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REPRODUCTION:
6-month gestation

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THREATS:
Habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
23 yrs in human care

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Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

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