Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Species: Saguinus imperator (Emperor)
Geographic Range: Parts of Brazil and Peru
Size: Head and body length: 10 inches long, weight: up to 1 pound
Lifespan: up to 17 years
Conservation Status: Vulnerable
Find them with the Primates Map
- A tamarin’s tail is longer than its body.
- Emperor tamarins live in groups of about four generally with one female and three males.
- Emperors will sometimes form mixed troops with another kind of monkey, the saddleback tamarin (Saguinus fuscicollis).
- The moustache helps individuals identify each other and assists in display.