Geographical Range Colombia (in South America)
Habitat Forests
Scientific Name Saguinus oedipus
Conservation Status Critically endangered

These little monkeys are found only in the rainforests of northwestern Colombia. They eat fruit, insects and other small animals. In the wild, groups may include several breeding females but in captivity the animals can only be kept as breeding pairs. Cotton-tops are endangered due to deforestation, hunting, and capture for research and the pet trade.

Did You Know?

Females commonly give birth to twins. Fathers help out by carrying the babies -- in fact, fathers do most of the carrying!