Cotton Top Tamarin

The female carries her babies for 1-2 weeks before letting the male help carry them. Siblings help raise their brothers and sisters. They live in forests and along forest edges.


  • Scientific Name: Saguinus oedipus
  • Range: Colombia
  • Status in the Wild: Critically Endangered
  • Location in the Zoo: Wortham World of Primates
  • Cool Animal Fact: Usually bears twins; infant care is cooperative with adult males doing the largest share of carrying infants.