Kingdom : Animalia
                          Class : Mammalia
                       Family : Callitrichidae
        Scientific Name : Saguinus Bicolor
  
                      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, Red
                Skin Type : Fur
Distinctive Feature : Small body size 
                                     and long, thin tail
  1. Pied Tamarins are one of the larger Tamarins found in South America.
  2. They inhabit the Brazilian rainforests, where they are found in only one restricted area.
  3. They grow to an average length of 18cm-30 cm.
  4. Distinctively, they have a long, thin tail and a small body that is covered in white fur at the chest and have a black hairless face.
  5. They are diurnal animals that are actively feeding in the day and resting at night on treetops.
  6. They are extremely territorial, known to defend their troop’s territory by making various noises.
  7. They live in troops comprising 3-15 members, predominantly males, led by the eldest female.
  8. They are omnivores, feeding on fruits, green plants, insects, tree sap, eggs, small reptiles and rodents.
  9. Their natural predators are wild cats, dogs, birds of prey and snakes.
  10. Humans are also a big threat to the pied tamarins as they destroy their natural habitat by clearing the forests.
  11. They breed from April-July and the female pied tamarin gives birth to a single infant ir twins after a 5-month gestation.
  12. The infants are groomed, carried and cared for by both their parents and their siblings as well.
  13. The infants are fully independents and are able to fend for themselves by the time they are 25 weeks old.
  14. Their population to a specific area comprising National parks and reserves and they are considered to be an endangered species.

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