Monday, November 24, 2008


Tamarin habitats range from southern Central America (Costa Rica) through to middle South America (Amazon basin and north Bolivia, however not in the mountainous parts).The various species of tamarins differ considerably according to their appearance, ranging from nearly all black through mixtures of black, brown and white. Many species typically have moustache-like facial hairs.

Their numbers are deteriorating mainly due to destruction of their habitat and the illegal pet trade.

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