Head and body length: 22 - 29 cm, tail: 35 - 42 cm
Approx. 462 g
Secondary and successional lowland and pre-montane rainforest
Look who's moving in. Some group of white-footed tamarins have moved from the forest habitat to sub-urban gardens that offer orchards and small patches of forest. In their new neighborhoods, they don't have to range as far to satisfy their craving for fruit. A staple the supplement with insects, frogs and lizards. To keep mothers from being weighed down with their twins when foraging, other group members help carry the youngsters. But with forests vanishing and limited vacancies in the suburbs, how can this tamarin carry on?