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

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

                      Colour : Black, Grey, 
                                      White, Brown
                 Skin Type : Fur
Distinctive Features : Small body size and 
                                      long, thin tail
  1. Emperor Tamarins are small monkey species found in the South American Forests.
  2. They get their name from their elegant white moustache, supposedly resembling that of German Emperor Wilhelm II.
  3. There are 2 subspecies- The Bearded Emperor Tamarin and The Black-Chinned Emperor Tamarin.
  4. The Bearded Tamarin, inhabit the rainforests of Brazil and Peru.
  5. The Black-Chinned Tamarins do not have a beard and are also found in the rainforests of Bolivia, Brazil and Peru.
  6. They are grey in color with a brown tail and black hands and feet.
  7. They are sociable animals, living in troops comprising 2-8 members.
  8. The troops comprise predominantly male members and is led by the eldest female of the troop.
  9. They are diurnals animals active by the day and resting at night.
  10. They are omnivores, feeding on fruits, insects, green plants, reptiles, eggs and tree sap.
  11. Their natural predators are Wild cats, dogs, snakes and birds of prey.
  12. They breed from April to June and the female Emperor tamarin gives birth after a 4-5-month gestation.
  13. A single infant or twins are born and are looked after by both the parents and even their siblings.
  14. The males carry and groom the infants more than the females and the females clean the infants more.
  15. The infant emperor Tamarins are fully independent and weaned by around 6 months,
  16. Habitat loss through deforestation is the biggest threat to the Emperor Tamarins.

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