Habitat: Wooded areas north of the Amazon River in Brazil, Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname, and possibly Venezuela
Length: 8 – 11"
Weight: 14 – 20 oz
Average Lifespan: 21 years
Gestation Period: 140 - 145 days
Number of Young: 2
Conservation Status: Least Concern
- They live in cooperative groups of 4 to 15 members
- Young tamarins are cared for primarily by the father and turned over to the mother only to nurse; entire group helps with the young.
- Defense is a priority, when one tamarin is threatened the others will rush to its defense.
- Eats mainly insects, fruit, and plant exudates such as sap, gum, and resin