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Cotton-top tamarin Saguinus oedipus

Cotton-top tamarin - De Zonnegloed - Animal park - Animal refuge centre Adopt this Cotton-top tamarin

Features

Size:
21 - 26 cm
Nutrition:
Insecten, fruit en plantenextracten als gom, latex en sappen, kleine amfibieën of reptielen.
Weight:
410 - 430 gr
Age:
25 jaar/ans/years
Gestation:
5 maand/mois/month
Status:
Ernstig bedreigd
Environment:
Het noordwesten van Colombia

Animals in our sanctuary

Rikchaq
Date of birth
01-01-2011
Date of arrival
06-06-2016
Rikchaq

Rikchaq was brought in together with Nawpa, Allqa and Rabal by the AAP foundation. The animals were confiscated by the French government from a woman who had about a 100 South American monkeys. This for breeding and to trade with. The animals stayed in terrible conditions. Aggression, stress, inbreeding, wrong food ... and so on. It took a few years before the animals were actually removed. Fortunately, Rikchaq now has a better life at De Zonnegloed.


Allqa
Date of birth
23-06-2014
Date of arrival
06-06-2016
Allqa

Allqa was brought in together with Nawpa, Allqa and Rabal by the AAP foundation. The animals were confiscated by the French government from a woman who had about a 100 South American monkeys. This for breeding and to trade with. The animals stayed in terrible conditions. Aggression, stress, inbreeding, wrong food ... and so on. It took a few years before the animals were actually removed. Fortunately, Allqa now has a better life at De Zonnegloed.


Where does he feel most at home?

Cotton-top tamarins live in the tropical rainforest and open forest areas in north western Colombia. They are very sensitive to changes in their habitat, which makes them very vulnerable.

What's his favourite food?

They mainly eat insects and fruit, but also tree juices, plants, small vertebrates and bird eggs. They’ll lick the water off of tree leaves that are covered with rain or mist.

Fun fact

If there are intruders in their territory, they do not physically attack them. They try to scare the intruders by shouting loudly and putting up their white hairs on their head and neck. They show their hind and genitals to the intruders as a warning.

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