Critically Endangered Tamarin Triplets Make Marwell Debut!
May 25, 2023
Marwell Zoo has welcomed incredibly rare cotton-headed tamarin triplets!
The Critically Endangered infants were born to first time parents, Gurt and Mico on 6 May and keepers say they are doing well.
Both mother, Gurt, and father, Mico, can be seen taking turns carrying the youngsters, who cling to the fur on their parent’s back and stomach areas.
The arrivals are incredibly rare because there are three of them as well as their conservation status.
It is normal for cotton-headed tamarins to give birth to twins every year in the wild but triplets are incredibly uncommon.
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