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Emperor tamarin

Emperor tamarin
Saguinus imperator / Emperor tamarin

Emperor tamarin
Habitat
tropical rainforest
Continent
South America
Food
Fruits, insects, small animals, flowers and tree sap
Gestation/breeding period
140 - 145 days
Mode of life
small family groups
Class
Mammals
Order
Primates

Key facts

~ 25 cm
size

~ 500 g
weight

~ 20 years
age

How endangered are Emperor tamarins?

by IUCN (Red List of Threatened Species)

  • Not evaluated
  • Data deficient
  • Emperor tamarin
    Least concern
    Least concern
  • Near threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically endangered
  • Extinct in the wild
  • Extinct

Did you know?

In the field, tamarins are important dispersers of plant seeds and thus indirectly contribute to the reforestation of cleared areas.

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Emperor tamarin

Emperor tamarin on the zoo tour

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