Our family of three emperor tamarins, Geta and her sons Brutus and Theodosius, live in Monkey Heights.
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, destruction of their forest habitat is the main threat that they face. Their numbers are decreasing, but the wild population is currently stable.