Emperor Tamarin

Zoo Location: Monkey Heights
 Emperor Tamarin
Wild Diet

Fruit, nectar, sap.


Emperor tamarins are active during the day. They hunt for insects on leaves, vines and branches in the lower and middle levels of trees in the forest. Group members sleep together in vine covered trees.


2 offspring are born after a gestation of between 140-145 days.


Habitat destruction.


Paignton Zoo is part of the European Endangered species Programme (EEP) which is managed by Lisbon Zoo, Portugal.

 Emperor Tamarin  Emperor Tamarin


  • Latin Name: Saguinus imperator
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Primates
  • Family: Callithrichidae
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
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