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  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA
  • Bloomington, Illinois, USA

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Cotton-Top Tamarin

Saguinus oedipus

Miller Park Zoo, Bloomington, Illinois, USA

Critically Endangered

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, 20,000-30,000 individuals were exported to the United States for biomedical research (Hernández-Camacho and Cooper 1976). Current population estimates for the species are 6,000 individuals (approximately 2,000 mature individuals). Read More

Saguinus oedipus occurs in an area of intensive colonization and forest loss. Neyman (1978) estimated that 75% of the original distribution of S. oedipus had been cleared for agriculture and pasture, and that the remainder of its range was represented by small isolated forest patches along with its main stronghold, the Paramillo National Natural Park of 460,000 ha. Cerquera (1985) reported on the threats regarding the construction of two hydroelectric dams, Urra I and Urra II, on the Ríos Sinu and San Jorge, in the south of its range. Urra II is sited within the Paramillo National Natural Park and ... Read More

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Savage, A. & Causado, J. 2014. Saguinus oedipus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T19823A17930260. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-3.RLTS.T19823A17930260.en