They are typically less than 1 foot tall and weigh-in at around 1.5 pounds — perfect for hopping from branch to branch! They spend most of their time above-ground in canopy forests to keep them safe from predators above and below. They live with family groups that can have up to 8 members. They also “talk” to each other with “peeps” and “screeches” to warn of predators and when they’re playing.
The tamarin diet consists of flowers, fruits, insects, and bird eggs when they’re really lucky. They keep active for about 12 hours a day and will move around in the wild to evade enemies who might try to track them by smell.