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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...)
They are found in tropical forests in northern Colombia.
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.
Spotted on Feb 22, 2013
Submitted on Mar 5, 2013
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