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Critically Endangered Cotton-Prime Tamarin Born at Nashville Zoo


[June 7, 2022] – Nashville Zoo is worked up to announce the start of a cotton-top tamarin monkey. The child was born on Could 29 to 8-year-old Caqueta (mother) and 17-year-old Pancho (dad) and the intercourse has but to be decided. This species is among the many most endangered primates on this planet so every start in human care is essential to the survival of the species.

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That is Caqueta’s fourth profitable start and Nashville Zoo now has six cotton-top tamarins of their care together with the brand new child. Cotton-top tamarins have been on exhibit at Nashville Zoo since 2018 when Expedition Peru: Trek of the Andean Bear opened. This child will keep at Nashville Zoo till it reaches sexual maturity and ultimately go to a different zoo to be part of their breeding program to assist preserve a sustainable conservation inhabitants with different AZA amenities in the US.

Totally grown cotton-top tamarins weigh a couple of pound and are round 9 inches lengthy. Cotton-tops can produce over 38 vocalizations and get their identify from the mane of white fur round their face. Their eating regimen is primarily fruit, however they may also eat flowers, nectar, sap, and bugs.

Cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) are solely native to the humid to dry deciduous forests of Northwestern Colombia. Nashville Zoo is a part of the Cotton-Prime Tamarin Species Survival Plan® and financially contributes to Proyecto Titi, a company in Colombia that works to interact communities in efforts to guard cotton-top tamarins within the wild. The Worldwide Union for Conservation of Nature lists cotton-top tamarins as critically endangered on account of deforestation of their pure habitat and unlawful pet commerce. 

Company can see cotton-top tamarins of their habitat seen from the ladies’s restroom at Expedition Peru: Trek of the Andean Bear, which was awarded America’s Greatest Restroom by Cintas in 2019.

For extra data on cotton-top tamarins, go to www.nashvillezoo.org



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