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Emperor Tamarins were named after the Emperor of Germany. Mogo Zoo has a successful breeding program of CTTs
Size: body length – 23-26cms, tail – 39-42cms
Number of offspring: 1 - 2
Gestation: 4.5-5 months
Maturity: 16-20 months
Lifespan: 10-12 years
Predators: Snakes, wild cats and birds of prey
Tree canopy of lowland tropical rainforest, usually located in river basins.
Diurnal and arboreal spending most of their time 20-30m above the forest floor. Highly social, often living in mixed troops, travelling with other related tamarin species
Speckled brown body and orange tail. Distinctive white, curled moustache, claw like nails.
South Western Amazon region, South America; Peru, Bolivia, Brazil
Omnivore; mainly feeding on flowers, fruit, nectar, tree sap and insects but also frogs, snails and even small birds and eggs. Exploits existing holes in trees made by marmosets to obtain sap
The dominant female will mate with several males during the breeding season during April to July. The dominant female will suppress other female’s reproductive abilities by exhibiting dominant behavior and pheromones. All group members help carry offspring until they become independent, although the father performs the majority.
Social; Troops are led by the eldest female and have predominantly male members. Groups consist of 4-20 individuals, comprising a single breeding female, adult males and up to seven generations of offspring and unrelated migratory adults
Habitat destruction and deforestation due to logging. Pet trade