Skip navigation.

Sponsored by

Primates

Tamarin

Species

Black-mantle tamarin, Saddle-back tamarin, Black-chested mustached tamarin, Red-chested mustached tamarin, Emperor tamarin, Red-handed tamarin, Mottle-faced tamarin, Pied bare-face tamarin, Silvery-brown bare-faced tamarin, Geoffroy’s tamarin, Cotton-top tamarin

Lifespan

10-15 years

Range

Southern, Central and Northern areas ofSouth America

Diet

4/5ths of their diet is fruit, with additional gum and nectar

Social structure

There will be one breeding pair in a troop of 4-11 animals

Reproduction

Gestation averages from 140-170 days with an average litter of 2.

Threats

The golden lion tamarin is critically endangered. It has been the subject of conservation efforts since the 1960’s. It was threatened by habitat destruction

Adopt a primate!

You can adopt one of our rescued primates for as little as $3.00 or £2.00 per month! An adoption is a great way of contributing towards the care of our rescued animals and you will receive a certificate, our magazine twice a year, an adoption newsletter three times a year, and a rescue DVD.

Donate Now: Please support our work to Save the Primates…

Watch our Save the Primates Video

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video.