Pied Tamarin

Tamarin fathers help to carry and care for infants, passing them to the mother for rearing. These animals are being displaced in their range by red-bellied tamarins, as well as by human encroachment.


  • Scientific Name: Saguinus bicolor
  • Range: A small region of the Amazon River basin near Manaus, Brazil
  • Status in the Wild: Endangered
  • Location in the Zoo: Wortham World of Primates
  • Cool Animal Fact: 80% of births are twins!