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Tamarin Monkeys Whisper
2013-09-26 13:42:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Like victims hiding in the closet from a robber, a group of cotton-top tamarin monkeys whisper to each other in the presence of a potential threat. In a new report published in the journal Zoo Biology, researchers say they witnessed how cotton-top tamarins at the Central Park Zoo in New York lowered the volume of their vocalizations when they feared a predator was nearby. The team said they conducted an experiment to determine...

Endangered Monkey Tied To Saving Brazil Forests
2012-10-20 09:38:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online A conservation campaign that helped save an endangered species of monkey in Brazil is now turning its attention towards preserving the forests it calls home. According to Associated Press (AP) reporter Juliana Barbassa, the efforts that helped save the squirrel-sized golden lion tamarins was "one of the world's most inspired species restoration efforts" that "became a passion for everyone from international animal aid groups...

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2011-06-10 08:33:26

An international team of scientists, with Spanish participation, has shed light on cannibalism and infanticide carried out by primates, documenting these acts for the first time in the moustached tamarin (Saguinus mystax). The mothers, which cannot raise their infants without help from male group members, commit infanticide in order to prevent the subsequent death of their offspring if they are stressed and in competition with other females. "Infanticide is an extreme behavior, and in most...

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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...

2009-07-14 12:57:25

The Wildlife Conservation Society says a new subspecies of monkey has been discovered in a remote region of the Amazon in Brazil. The organization said the monkey is related to saddleback tamarins, which include several species of monkeys known for their distinctively marked backs. The new subspecies was first seen by scientists on a 2007 expedition into the state of Amazonas in northwestern Brazil. Researchers have dubbed the monkey Mura's saddleback tamarin (saguinus fuscicollis mura) after...

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2009-07-07 15:05:00

Monkey is threatened by proposed dams and other development in regionThe Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today the discovery of a new monkey in a remote region of the Amazon in Brazil.The monkey is related to saddleback tamarins, which include several species of monkeys known for their distinctively marked backs. The newly described distinct subspecies was first seen by scientists on a 2007 expedition into the state of Amazonas in northwestern Brazil.The discovery was published...

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2009-02-02 13:40:00

 Scientists today announced the discovery of 10 amphibians believed to be new to science, including a spiky-skinned, orange-legged rain frog, three poison dart frogs and three glass frogs, so called because their transparent skin can reveal internal organs.The species were discovered during a recent Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) expedition in Colombia's mountainous Tacarcuna area of the Darien, near the border with Panama. The expedition was led by herpetologists from Conservation...

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...


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Geoffroy's Tamarin, Saguinus geoffroyi
2012-07-20 08:34:17

Geoffroy’s tamarin (Saguinus geoffroyi) is a small primate that is native to Colombia and Panama. Its other common names include the rufous-naped tamarin, the red-crested tamarin, and the Panamanian tamarin. It can be found in many different habitats including dry, moist, tropical, and secondary forests. In Panama, it occurs in the central and eastern regions, but is found less on the Atlantic coast. It can be found in Metropolitan Natural Park as well as an urban park with its Panama...

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2006-12-27 16:03:28

The cottontop tamarin (Saguinus oedipus), also known as the Pinché Tamarin, is a small New World monkey weighing less than 1lb (0.5 kg). It is found in tropical forest edges and secondary forests where it is tree living and active during the day. This tamarin species has a long crest with white hairs from forehead to nape flowing over the shoulders. The back is brown. The belly, arms and legs are whitish-yellow. Rump and inner thighs are reddish-orange. They are most active from sunrise...

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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 15:59:38

The Emperor Tamarin (Saguinus imperator) is a tamarin allegedly named for its similarity with the German emperor Wilhelm II. The name was first intended as a joke, but the name has become the official scientific name. This tamarin lives in the southwest Amazon Basin, in east Peru, north Bolivia and in the west Brazilian states of Acre and Amazons. The fur of the Emperor Tamarin is predominantly grey colored, with yellowish speckles on its chest. The hands and feet are black and the tail...

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2006-12-27 15:58:13

The white-lipped tamarin (Saguinus labiatus), also known as the red-bellied tamarin, is a tamarin that lives in the Amazon area of Brazil and Bolivia. The red belly of these New World monkeys is its most remarkable outward characteristic. Otherwise it is black with a thin white mustache on its face and a black-brown back. They live in social groups of related animals. The mother usually gives birth to one or two young at a time. The father carries the babies mostly, but siblings will...

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