Our tamarin mother, Annie, gave birth to a baby girl on the evening of October 22. Weighing approximately 50 grams and measuring about four inches in length, the baby is welcomed by father, Mazzanti, and older sisters, Sophia and Emilia.
The mother currently carries the baby on her back, but soon the father will share this responsibility. By observing their parents, Sophia and Emilia are learning the skills necessary to raise their own offspring one day. Soon, they too will feed, groom and carry the baby.
With only about 6,000 left in the wild, cotton-top tamarins are classified as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The cotton-top tamarin family cared for by Liberty Science Center is part of an international program designed to preserve the species.