TAMARIN MONKEYS (Saguinus fuscicollis)

The tamarin monkey is one of the smallest neotropical primate of the world. These monkeys live in family groups of 4 to 10 members. They have varied ways of reproduction as monogamy, polygamy and polyandry. It is usual that the male of the group looks after the babies by carrying them on his back. They are omnivore but have a preference for insects. The tamarins are trafficked and sold as pets due to their small size and beautiful colours.

Conservation status: Endangered
Longevity in captivity: 17 years