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Mammals
 
Emperor Tamarin
Saguinus imperator
Class Mammalia

Order Primates

Distribution Bolivia, Brazil, Peru

Habitat Amazonian lowland forest

Conservation
Status
Endangered. Listed under Appendix II of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Behaviour Arboreal. Diurnal. Live in small family groups. Twin births are usual and the males and other siblings play a major part in rearing the young. Shelter in tree hollows.

Diet Insects, fruit, small vertebrates, buds and flowers.
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