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Supermom Welcomes More Tamarin Infants at Nashville Zoo

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: November 9, 2021 12:45 pm

Cotton Top Tamarin Infants Nashville Zoo

A pair of cotton top tamarin infants born November 2nd 2021 at Nashville Zoo cling to the back of their mother Caqueta

Photo Credit: Sean Brunson/ Nashville Zoo

Nashville Zoo have celebrated the birth of their third set of cotton-top tamarin infants since 2018. All of the new arrivals were born to 8 year old supermom Caqueta. The father of the latest arrivals is 16 year old Pancho.

The cotton-top tamarins at Nashville Zoo live in a unique habitat visible only from within the women's bathroom at the Expedition Peru: Trek of the Andean Bear habitat. Guests visiting the zoo can now meet 5 cotton-top tamarins in this habitat.

The latest arrivals will remain in Nashville for two years before they move to other zoos to join their breeding programs.

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Cotton-top tamarins comes from humid to dry deciduous forests in Colombia. Nashville Zoo contribute to the AZA's cotton-top tamarin Species Survival Plan® and financially contribute to Proyecto Titi, an organization in Colombia that works to engage communities in efforts to protect cotton-top tamarins in the wild.

This species is listed as critically endangered due to deforestation in their natural habitat and collection for the illegal pet trade.

Their name is taken from the mane of white fur around the face. Over 38 vocalizations are produced by this species.

Cotton Top Tamarin Infants Nashville Zoo

A pair of cotton top tamarin infants born November 2nd 2021 at Nashville Zoo cling to the back of their mother Caqueta

Photo Credit: Sean Brunson/ Nashville Zoo

Learn more about Cotton-Top Tamarins here – Cotton-Top Tamarin Fact File | The Animal Facts

Learn more about the Nashville Zoo on their website – Nashville Zoo

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