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The Roadtrain at the zoo has, regretfully, broken down. As a result there will be no service around the zoo for the remainder of the school half term holiday as a minimum. We sincerely apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

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Children (3-15 Years) £11.95 £10.85
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Senior Citizen (65 Years+) £13.95 £12.65
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Emperor Tamarin

Saguinus imperator

Tamarins are small ‘New World’ monkeys. This species can be recognised by its long, white 'moustache'. Its moustache is thought to make it look larger and more intimidating when defending its territory.



Size: 23 - 25.5cm, Tail length – 39 - 41.5cm
Weight: 450g



Emperor tamarins are restricted to an area of tropical rainforest along the Amazon river in the extreme southeast of Peru, northwest Brazil and Bolivia.



Fruit forms the main part of their diet but plant sap and insects are also eaten. As they weigh very little, they can stalk insects discreetly and feed on the outermost twigs and branches.



After a pregnancy of 5 months, twins are most commonly born. Males and older offspring will help rear the young.



Emperor tamarins are not currently classed as endangered however, as with most Amazon primates, they are threatened by habitat loss.

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