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Cotton-top Tamarin Conservation

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Whilst Cotton-top Tamarins are amazingly cute they are listed as critically endangered and their numbers in the wild are decreasing. It is thought that there is less than 1000 left in the wild. Found in Northwest Colombia they are severely threatened due to loss of habitat, natural disasters, predation and being smuggled for the illegal pet market.

At Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary we are helping to highlight the dire plight of this species so guests can appreciate that all animals have a role to play in the environment.

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Due to habitat destruction, it is thought that Cotton-top tamarins are now found in only 5% of their historic home range.

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Additional Facts

Groups of Cotton-top Tamarins consist of 3-9 individuals. These groups forage in the day and spend the night sleeping in a tree. Throughout the night one of the tamarins will be on duty as a “guard” looking out for predators.

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