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The Cotton-Top Tamarin is Now Featured at Wild Florida Wildlife Park

The Cotton-Top Tamarin is Now Featured at Wild Florida Wildlife Park

Posted by Wild Florida on Apr 20, 2014 5:56:46 AM
Updated on April 3, 2016

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 9.57.25 AMThe Wild Florida team is proud to announce one of the newest members of our Wildlife Park: the cotton-top tamarin. We’re excited to be expanding our Wildlife Park with new exotic and indigenous animals such as sloths, alpacas, lemurs and more.

The cotton-top tamarin is a small monkey that weighs less than 1.1 lbs. Being one of the smallest primates, the cotton-top taramin has an easily recognizable feature with their long white sagittal crest extending from its forehead to its shoulders. Their species is found in tropical forest edges and secondary forests in northwestern Colombia.

Social behaviors often displayed by the cotton-top tamarin include a clear dominance hierarchy in groups, and they have been studied for their high levels of cooperative care, as well as altruistic and spiteful behaviors. The species itself is known to be at risk due to a high-level habitat destruction. They are currently classified as critically endangered, and they are one of the rarest primates in the world.

If you’re interested in coming to visit our cotton-top tamarins and the other animals that reside in the Wild Florida Wildlife Park, book a day online to come spend with us! Pair your Wildlife Park visit with an Everglades airboat ride through the headwaters of the Everglades. Don’t forget to spend time at the petting zoo portion of our Wildlife Park. You and your entire family can enjoy an authentic Southern lunch at our Barbecue restaurant, and finish the day with a trip to our gift shop for some souvenirs to bring home. Visit our website to book your day adventure at Wild Florida today.

Topics: Everglades, Airboat Tours, Wildlife Park