Micke Grove Zoo

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Black Tufted-ear Marmoset
(Callithrix kuhlii)

Habitat: tropical forest canopy
Range: South Central Brazil
Natural Diet: fruit, nectar, sap, insects, eggs, small reptiles

Status In The Wild:
Endangered

Fun Animal Facts
Marmosets have a unique tooth structure that enables them to bit through bark to feed on tree gum and sap. They have keen eyesight, good hearing, and a good sense of smell. Nails on each toe are claw-like, enabling them to be expert climbers. Breeding adults are monogamous and the family group helps raise the young cooperatively. At feeding time, the males transfer the young to the mother and then accepts the young back again after nursing.

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