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COTTON-TOP TAMARIN

Saguinus oedipus

Diet
Group Name
Distribution & Habitat
Omnivore:
Its diet includes insects and a number of plants for whom many it is an important seed disperser in the tropical ecosystem
A Tribe, A Troop, A Barrel or A Mission
Distribution: Columbia
Habitat: Forest
Fun Fact
Cotton Top Tamarin Day. On the 15th of August every year Columbia celebrates Cotton Top Tamarin day where locals take part in parades and other activities to celebrate these incredibly rare monkeys

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