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Twinning! Emperor Tamarin Infants Cling to Mom and Dad

On the night of November 15th, Auckland Zoo’s Emperor Tamarin Rose gave birth to two gorgeous, healthy babies. Twins are quite common in tamarin pregnancies, with the gestation lasting around 140 – 145 days.

Some of this footage was taken the following day by primate keeper Sam and shows dad Ladino with the babies on his back, with mum Rose taking them for a clean.

Primate keeper Amy Petherick also got some amazing shots of the growing family.

At this stage, the twins are getting all of the nutrients they need from their mum and will start to wean off her milk at around three months of age.

Ladino and Rose are already proud parents to one-year-old female Isla and twins Xoco and Emilio, who were born earlier this year. It’s still too early to know the sex of these babies, but we’ll keep you updated once they’re sexed and named!