THE ALL YOU NEWS LATEST Listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List, the cotton-top tamarins
have suffered a severe decline in recent years, mainly due to deforestation, which has destroyed more than 75 per cent of their natural habitat and there are thought to be less than 6,000 left in the wild.
are characterised by their small size and white crest of hair, similar to a Mohican, that starts at their forehead and runs over their shoulders.
The midas species group of Saguinus, part of the large-bodied clade of tamarins
(Buckner et al.
Mamma the cotton-top tamarin
was one of five monkeys taken in a raid in April.
It added: "We are absolutely delighted to confirm that four of the stolen tamarins
are safely back at the zoo.
The research concluded that the tamarins
reduced their vocalization amplitude in the context of exposure to a potential threat.
The study took place in Mariquita municipality forest, home of about eight groups of tamarins
with size ranging from three to fifteen individuals.
Meet a colony of monkeys, including pygmy marmosets and cotton-topped tamarins
Animal lovers and other readers will be enchanted by bits about dodos, early zoos, time spent with gorilla families, and Mallinson's special passion for the diminutive lion tamarins
of South-East Brazil.
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When people play their funky music for cotton-top tamarins
, the monkeys hardly get their groove on.
Lara and Lucy were orphaned just three weeks after they were born at Denver Zoo.