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Emperor tamarin

Saguinus imperator


Emperor tamarins are small New World monkeys, a term which describes monkeys from South and Central America.

These small primates have striking long and white moustaches. It is believed that the emperor tamarin was jokingly named after the German Emperor Wilhelm II who sported similar facial hair.

Animal class

Mammal

Conservation status

They are listed under Appendix II of CITES.

Habitat

Rainforest

Population

It is unknown how many are left in the wild exactly. It is believed that they are decline.

Diet

Omnivore. These tamarins eat fruits, flowers, nectar, gums and some small invertebrates.