Emperor Tamarin - Bio
This noble couple is coping with retirement and an eempty nest. It's proving difficult for them to adjust to the new roles they play in their household.
Emperor Tamarin - Fact 1
The "emperor" tamarin is named for its impressive white mustache, which resembles that of German emperor, Wilhelm II. The name was originally given as a joke, but it stuck!
Emperor Tamarin - Fact 2
Emperor tamarins have a high rate of giving birth to twins! One female tamarin is queen over her family and leaves the males and oldest offspring with all the parenting chores.
Emperor Tamarin - Fact 3
The emperor tamarin's loud call can be heard from over 150 meters away! It seems to use this call not just to communicate with its own kind, but also with other tamarin species.
Emperor Tamrin - Fact 4
Emperor tamarins often team up with (and boss around) Weddell's saddleback tamarins when foraging for food.
Emperor Tamarin - Conservation
While emperor tamarins are classified as Least Concern by the IUCN, their populations are declining due to the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest and human encroachment.