Emperor Tamarin

Saguinus imperator

Class Mammalia   Emperor Tamarin
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Order Primates
Distribution Bolivia, Brazil, Peru
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.