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Cotton-top Tamarin

Saguinus oedipus

Description:

One of a few critically endangered species the Singapore Zoo has been breeding! They are free roaming animals living at the entrance of the zoo.

Habitat:

Can only be found in South America but this family of cotton-top tamarins (including 2 kids who are about a year old and have been born in the Singapore Zoo) were spotted in the Singapore Zoo.

Notes:

These stylish tamarins have been facing the threat of extinction as rampant deforestation is causing the loss and destruction of their habitats.

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4 Comments

reeoooe
reeoooe 9 years ago

thanks hans.new! it was really interesting that they are such curious animals!

Hans.New
Hans.New 9 years ago

great shots, fascinating animals

reeoooe
reeoooe 9 years ago

aren't they! they do not perceive us humans as threats and enjoy nibbling on their food in photogenic positions near their adoring fans (squealing visitors)!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Adorable!

reeoooe
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Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on Jan 29, 2012
Submitted on Feb 6, 2012

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