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International Day of the Cotton-top Tamarin

Each year on August 15, we celebrate International Day of the Cotton-top Tamarin. Cotton-top tamarins are native only to Colombia and are a critically endangered species. These one-pound monkeys are omnivorous, eating a wide variety of foods from insects and small birds to fruits and tree sap. Interestingly, cotton-top tamarins have one of the most […]

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International Golden Lion Tamarin Day: August 2

Golden lion tamarins are distinctive-looking, New World primates typically recognized by their bright orange coats and manes. Weighing in at just over one pound, these omnivorous little monkeys make their meals out of insects, fruits, tree exudates, flowers and small vertebrates (depending on the season). And, yes, they are super cute.  Residing only in the […]

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