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2010-07-08 14:45:00

Predatory trickery documented for the first time in wild felids in Americas In a fascinating example of vocal mimicry, researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and UFAM (Federal University of Amazonas) have documented a wild cat species imitating the call of its intended victim: a small, squirrel-sized monkey known as a pied tamarin. This is the first recorded instance of a wild cat species in the Americas mimicking the calls of its prey. The extraordinary behavior was...

2008-09-30 00:00:18

A westcountry zoo has been so successful in breeding critically endangered exotic monkeys that it is sending a pair to France to help conserve the species. Newquay Zoo has been breeding the pied tamarins, one of the 25 most endangered primate species in the world. The shy animals are threatened by habitat loss in the Amazon forest of Brazil, their native environment. John Meek, the zoo's animal collections manager, said: "We first held a breeding pair of this species in February 2006....

2007-06-06 18:00:24

By TALES AZZONI SAO PAULO, Brazil - The theft of a rare Amazon monkey from a Brazilian zoo could harm biologists' efforts to repopulate the endangered species, zoo officials said Wednesday. Workers arriving at the zoo Tuesday morning noticed the male pied tamarin was missing, and found a wrench and a coat left behind in its cage. "This is a significant loss," said Luiz Antonio da Silva Pires, director of the city zoo in Bauru, 220 miles northwest of Sao Paulo. "The monkey was likely one...


Latest Pied Tamarin Reference Libraries

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2006-12-27 16:00:53

The pied tamarin is a critically endangered primate species found in a restricted area in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest.

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2006-12-27 15:55:25

The red-handed tamarin (Saquinas midas), also known as the golden-handed or midas tamarin, is a New World monkey named for the reddish hair on their feet and hands. It is native to the in wooded areas along the Amazon River in Brazil, Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname, and Venezuela. They live in cooperative groups of 4 to 15 members with little competition among a group even between breeding males. Only one female among a group will breed during breeding season. The gestation period is 140...

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