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Colombia’s Critically Endangered Cotton-top Tamarin*

Text and photos by Lisa Hoffner

Weighing in at less than a pound, the cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) sports a “punk rock” style hairdo and a long tail for balance while scampering like a ping-pong ball in the jungle canopy 25 feet overhead. Sometimes referred to as "South America's cutest monkey, this shock of white hair on its head gives the cotton-top tamarin its most...
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