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Pied Tamarin

March 10, 2022

The Pied Tamarins is a tiny new world monkey that lives in the forest of South America. They are very excellent at climbing trees. This monkey uses its tail to balance when climbing and jumping across the forest.

Here is more information that will expand your knowledge about the Pied Tamarin.

Fun Facts about Pied Tamarin:

  • The Pied Tamarin lives in the quadrant restricted rainforest in Brazil.
  • They are New World monkeys that belong to five primate families. These families are found in tropical areas of Mexico, South America, and Central America.
  • The biggest threat to this species is destroying their habitat through deforestation.
  • Pied Tamarin is one of the species with hairless faces in its genes.
  • The Pied Tamarins are social animals that live in cooperative groups of 15 individuals.
  • They are highly territorial and use body language to communicate about embedding danger.
  • Pied Tamarins live in one Brazilian area, in and around Manaus, Amazonas.
  • These bare-faced monkeys prefer lowland rainforests, and they can hang in heights between 32 and 40 feet.
  • Pied Tamarins are omnivores that love eating figs, fruits, flowers, bird eggs, insects, lizards, frogs, and spiders.
  • The predators of these monkeys include wild cats, snakes, dogs, and cats.
  • Females reach reproductive maturity at 18 months, while males become ready at 20 months.
  • The alpha females reproduce by mating with several males. Their gestation period lasts between 140 and 170 days, and 80% of their births produce twins. The father provides a lot of infant care.
  • The Pied Tamarins live for up to 10 years.
  • They have an average weight of 220g to 900g.
  • Pied Tamarins have a height of 18 to 30 cm.


  1. Michael Dugas

    “…impending danger.”

  2. Betty pierce

    Very beautiful are they monkey breed or chimpanzee.

  3. Mary Hagen

    Such interesting facts. Hope they survive.

  4. Elizabeth Cook

    How do the Tamarin males know if they are the father of either of the twins when the female mates with several males? Is this some sort of safety move to make sure that more than one male helps raise the babies or that at least one of them will help raise the babies?


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