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Who’s Who in the Zoo: Cotton-Top Tamarins

Cotton Top Tamarin
Turbo the Cotton Top Tamarin.

While Alexandra Park Zoo was once better known as the Monkey Park, its two cotton top tamarin residents are the first primates to be exhibited in the zoo since the 1960s.

The two monkeys were acquired from Perth Zoo, as they were looking for a facility to take on tamarins that would no longer form part of a breeding program.

Cotton–tops are very social and the two females at the zoo groom each other and sleep together, being most active between sunrise and sunset.

Spend some time at the exhibit to hear their range of calls, which vary from birdlike chirps to trills and screams, with some calls so high pitched they can’t be heard by human ears.

Find out more about the Cotton-Top Tamarins here.

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