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

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

                      Colour : Grey, Black,
                                       White, Brown
                 Skin Type : Fur
Distinctive Features : Small body size
                                     and long, thin tail
  1. Geoffroy’s Tamarins are small monkeys found in the South American Forests.
  2. They are also known as the Red-Crested Tamarins and the Rufous -Naped Tamarins.
  3. They are very closely related to the Cottontop Tamarins.
  4. They have a distinct v-shaped mark on their head and have no facial fur.
  5. They are exceptionally Territorial and guard their territories by making various sounds.
  6. They spend most of their time on the trees and are diurnal animals.
  7. They are sociable animals living in troops comprising between 3-9 members.
  8. The troops are generally led by the eldest female and comprises mainly of male members.
  9. They are omnivores feeding on fruits, insects, green plants, small rodents, reptiles, eggs and tree sap.
  10. Their natural predators are wild cats, dogs, snakes and birds of prey.
  11. Humans are also a big threat to the Geoffroy’s tamarin, destroying their natural habitat.
  12. The breed between the months of April and July.
  13. The females give birth to a single infant after a 4-5-month gestation.
  14. The infants are looked after by both the parents and siblings till they are independent at the age of 2 years.

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