IUCN red list status:
Least Concern

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Emperor Tamarin

About the Emperor Tamarin

Emperor tamarin's fur is mainly grey-yellow with a reddish tail and black hands and feet. They live high up in the canopy in groups of up to 15 individuals, and are a very social species, will happily live in association with other tamarin species. It is thought this aids in predator detection and food harvesting.

Emperor tamarins are omnivorous and eat a diet of fruit, insects and tree sap, which they take from trees previously tapped by other animals. Their small size allows them to access food other larger monkeys cannot reach.

Did you know?

Their name originates from their distinctive white moustache, which is said to have reminded explorers of the German emperor Wilhelm II.