Birmingham City Council

Cotton Topped Tamarin

Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park



Latin name:
Saguinus oedipus


Characteristics:

Their face is bare, The hair on their head is in a sagittal crest which gives them their striking appearance. Their back is brown with white areas on their front. The rump area is orange/brown. They have a 25cms long tail which is red/orange in colouration.

 Cotton Topped Tamarin



Where they live:

Tropical and dry rainforest areas. Found in North West Forest region of Columbia.


What they eat:

Insects, fruit, small reptiles, eggs.


Conservation Status:

Critically endangered because of deforestation over much of their natural habitat in Columbia which is their home. This species is considered to be one of the world’s most endangered primates.

 Cotton Topped Tamarin

This species is part of an EEP (European Endangered species Programme)