How big do cotton top tamarins grow?
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Hereof, how big is a cotton top tamarin?
Male: 54 cm Female: 50 cm
Beside above, why are cotton top tamarins important? When fruit is scarce, the proportion of gums, nectar, and insects in the diet increases. With fruit making up the largest portion of the diet, cotton-top tamarins may be important seed dispersal agents for trees in the rainforest.
Thereof, are cotton top tamarins good pets?
Unfortunately, the cotton top tamarins are classified as one of the most endangered primates in the world. This is because people continue to destroy their habitats and sell them illegally as pets. They are very sensitive to any alteration of their habitat.
How many cotton top tamarins are left in the world?
It is estimated that there are between 300 and 1000 cotton-top tamarins left in Colombia (Savage 1990). There are 1800 cotton-top tamarins in captivity and of those, 64% are found in research laboratories (Savage et al. 1997a).