Tamarin, Cotton-Top

Tamarin, Cotton-Top

Saguinus oedipus

Vital Statistics


8 inches long, tail is 12 - 17 inches


1 lb


Monkey chow, grapes, meal worms, melons, strawberries, apples, bananas, blueberries, and yams


Status: Endangered

Geographic Region

Wet, tropical forests and dry deciduous forests of Northwest Columbia

At The Zoo

World of Adaptations

Did You Know?

Cotton top tamarins are named for the  white crest of long, whitish hairs on their forehead and nape that flows over their shoulders.