Tamarin Twins For Cotswold Wildlife Park

This Father’s Day Cotswold Wildlife Park is delighted to announce the birth of Critically Endangered Cotton-top Tamarins twins and celebrate one of the most devoted dads in the animal kingdom.

Human dads receive plenty of recognition on Father’s Day, celebrated this year on Sunday June 18, but the animal kingdom also has its share of committed fathers. While many males play a role in the rearing of their young, Cotton-top Tamarin fathers go above and beyond when it comes to raising their offspring.

12a Cotton-top Tamarin baby on dad's back

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Critically Endangered Tamarin Triplets Make Marwell Debut!

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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Twins! San Antonio Zoo Welcomes Adorable Cotton Top Tamarin Twins

SAN ANTONIO –San Antonio Zoo, the Best Zoo In Texas and #2 zoo in the nation, welcomes the birth of Cotton Top Tamarin twins. The twins were born on November 27 and live in the NEOTROPICA area of the zoo. While the zoo celebrates all new births, some are even more meaningful to securing a future for wildlife due to their conservation status in the wild. Cotton Top Tamarins are critically endangered, with ~6,000 individuals left in the wild due to habitat loss. 


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Roger Williams Park Zoo Welcomes A New Golden Lion Tamarin Baby

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND (Aug 17, 2022) The Roger Williams Park Zoo's latest endangered golden lion tamarin was born Thursday, August 11 to father Kyle and mother Raff (pronounced Rafe). The new baby will also share mom and dad with siblings Angus and Boudica.


Tamarins are squirrel-size monkeys with a golden ruff resembling a lion's mane. At birth, the golden lion tamarin is fully furred with eyes open. It clings to its mother for the first few weeks and nurses for 90 days. At about five weeks, it begins to experience things independently. Zoo staff have not determined the baby’s sex yet. Zoo visitors can spot mom and baby in the Faces of the Rain Forest exhibit.

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Introducing Chickpea!

In honor of International Primate Day, Denver Zoo has a special announcement about their baby golden lion tamarin. After watching this little one grow for the last few months, keepers have decided to name them Chickpea! Based on their appearance and tiny body size, Chickpea is the perfect name for their little chickpea. Keepers haven't needed to separate the baby from their parents, so they don't know their sex yet. The animal care team reports that this cutie is growing well, eating solid foods, and is spending more time away from mom and dad exploring their habitat in Emerald Forest. Golden lion tamarins are listed as Endangered by the IUCN, so this birth is a wonderful conservation win for the species! Watch Chickpea and dad Chino try to enjoy some fruit (before Chickpea accidentally drops it!).


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An Emperor Tamarin Baby Boom: Racine Zoo Welcomes Two More Newborns!


RACINE, WI July 5, 2022 - On June 21, 2022, the Racine Zoo welcomed another pair of tamarin twins — nearly 6 months after their older siblings, Gabriella and Gianna, were born on December 22. While this is a new record for the shortest interbirth interval at the Racine Zoo, it is not uncommon for emperor tamarins, and the pregnancy and birth all ran smoothly and without issue for mother, Amelie, who was also born at the Racine Zoo in 2017. The newborn twins mark the seventh and eighth offspring of Amelie and her mate Pitino in less than four years! They also make a total of 16 emperor tamarins born at the Racine Zoo in total.

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Critically Endangered Cotton-Top Tamarin Born at Nashville Zoo

[June 7, 2022] - Nashville Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a cotton-top tamarin monkey. The baby was born on May 29 to 8-year-old Caqueta (mom) and 17-year-old Pancho (dad) and the sex has yet to be determined. This species is among the most endangered primates in the world so each birth in human care is crucial to the survival of the species.


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Meet Ash! Idaho Falls Zoo Announces Birth of Cotton-top Tamarin

Idaho Falls, ID – Are you ready for incredible cuteness? Staff at Idaho Falls Zoo are happy to announce the birth of a cotton-top tamarin! 

The cotton-top tamarin is a small new world monkey native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America (predominately Colombia) that bears an uncanny resemblance to a tiny Einstein due to its fluffy white hair head and serious facial expressions. “Ash” was born to parents Tunda and Chad on March 11. This is the first successful birth for the pair.

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