These animals lick leaves wet with rain or dew to meet their water needs, rather than expose themselves to predation by leaving the treetops.
Cotton-top tamarins live in family groups comprised of a breeding pair and their offspring of several years. Bringing up the young is a family affair, with both parents and other members of the group sharing food with and carrying youngsters.
HABITATTropical forest edges and secondary forests
DIETFruit, insects, new leaves and buds, small lizards and nectar
LIFE Expectancy10 years