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Emperor Tamarins

Saguinus imperator

About the Emperor Tamarins

Emperor tamarins can be easily recognised by their distinctive long white moustache. They also have a black face, grey-brown body and a long orange-red tail. Males and females look very similar and both have moustaches.

Habitat and Distribution

Emperor tamarins are found in the forests of Brazil and Peru.

Family Information

They live together in small groups, often mixing with other species of tamarin.They usually have two babies at a time which are carried around by their father.

Conservation Status: Least Concern

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