Cotton Top Tamarin

Species Name: Cotton Top Tamarin
Scientific Name: Saguinus oedipus
Description of habitat: Colombia, in the north west of South America.
Interesting facts about the species: The cotton top Tamarin is 8 to 10 inches long with a 13 to 16 inch tail. It weighs 14 to 16 ounces. The Cotton Top Tamarin has lost about 95% of their habitat, and they depend on the rainforest for shelter and homes.
Population estimates or survival trends of species:It is currently classified as critically endangered, and is one of the rarest primates in the world with only 6,000 individuals left in the wild.
Reasons that this species is endangered: It has suffered from a severe decrease in population mostly due to destruction of its habitat. People have been cutting down trees where these amazing creatures live, so these creatures will have nowhere to live if the men and women keep cutting down the trees.
There about 40,000 Cotton Top Tamarin left in the world, and 6,000 cotton top tamarinleft in the wild, some are in zoos.



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