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Cotton-top Tamarin

Saguinus oedipus

Description:

Cotton-top tamarins are an endangered species of primate found only in the tropical forests of Colombia. It Weight about 1 pound. The wild population is estimated at about 4000, with 2000 adults.

This species is Critically Endangered, having lost more than three-quarters of it's original habitat to deforestation. They recently featured in “The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates 2012-2014” (http://primates.squarespace.com/top_25_p...)

Habitat:

They are found in tropical forests in northern Colombia.

Notes:

Photo taken at Hacienda "El Ceibal" / Proyecto Tití, Santa Catalina, Bolívar

*Proyecto Tití is a conservation program helping our cotton-top tamarins in partnership with Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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8 Comments

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne a year ago

Great spot!

Carolina
Carolina a year ago

Thank you everyone!

Wild Things
Wild Things a year ago

Nice pic!

AshleyT
AshleyT a year ago

My favorite little primate, beautiful picture!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino a year ago

nice!

Beautiful Carolina,great spotting,precious,congrats and thanks for sharing

Oh yes wow :)

Wow!

Bolívar, Colombia

Lat: 10.21, Long: -75.40

Spotted on Feb 22, 2013
Submitted on Mar 5, 2013

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