The Monkey Heights exhibit at the zoo is home to our group of emperor tamarins.
Emperor tamarins are endemic to lowland tropical forests of the southwestern part of the Amazon Basin, in countries such as Bolivia, Brazil and Peru.
Their diet is primarily made up of fruit, nectar and sap.
As with many other tamarin species, habitat destruction of their forest habitat is the main threat. Its numbers are decreasing but the wild population is currently stable.