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RED-BELLIED TAMARIN
 
 
RED-BELLIED TAMARIN

RED-BELLIED TAMARIN

(Saguinus labiatus)

Description

Red-bellied tamarins are a small species of monkey found in the Amazon Rainforest. They get their name from the bright orangey-red colouration on their chest. These small monkeys are also known as ‘moustached tamarins’ due to the moustache-like white fur on the lip and nose.

Habitat & Distribution

Red-bellied tamarins are found in rainforests in the Central and South-Central Amazon. They occur in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.

Diet

Red-bellied tamarins are omnivores – they eat both plants and meat. Their main food source is fruit but they will also take other foods such as flowers, nectar, insects, spiders, frogs, lizards and snails if they get the chance.

Conservation Status

Least concern.