Kingdom : Animalia
                         Class : Mammalia
                      Family : Callitrichidae
       Scientific Name : Saguinus Oedipus

                      Size(L) : 18cm - 30cm
                                       (7in - 12in)
                      Weight : 220g - 900g 
                                       (7.7oz - 32oz)
                 Top Speed : 40km/h (24mph)
                  Life Span : 8 - 15 years

                      Colour : Black, White, 
                                      Brown, Tan
                 Skin Type : Fur
Distinctive Features : Small body size 
                                     and long, thin tail
  1. Cottontop Tamarins are small monkey species found in the South American forests.
  2. They get their name because of their elegant white fur on their head and shoulders.
  3. They spend most of their lives on trees.
  4. They are one of the smallest primates growing to an average length of 17cm with a tail growing around 25 cm.
  5. Unlike other primates, neither do they have opposable thumbs nor a prehensile tail.
  6. They are diurnal primates moving around in troops of 2-14 members.
  7. The troops predominantly have male members and is led by the eldest female.
  8. They breed between April and July; the females give birth to an infant after a 4-5 months gestation period.
  9. The male carry and groom the infants more while the females clean the infants more.
  10. The infants are completely weaned and independent by 25 weeks.
  11. They are omnivores feeding on fruits, insects, green plants, eggs, small rodents, reptiles and tree sap.
  12. Their natural predators are wild cats, dogs, snakes and birds of prey.
  13. Humans pose a threat to the Cottontop Tamarins by destroying their natural habitat through deforestation.

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