A delightful monkey species found in the rainforests of South America. It has some distinct characteristics that make it unique. One notable feature is its small size, with an average length of about 23-30 cm (9-12 in). As its name suggests, the White-footed tamarin has white fur on its feet, contrasting with its predominantly dark body. It also has a long, bushy tail that helps it maintain balance while leaping through the trees.
These tamarins are highly social animals and live in small family groups. They communicate through various vocalizations, including chirps, trills, and clicks. They are also agile climbers and spend most of their time in the forest’s upper canopy. They play a crucial role in seed dispersal as they consume fruits and move across the forest, aiding in the growth and regeneration of the ecosystem.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Troop
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No