Bearded emperor tamarin
|Bearded emperor tamarin|
|Subspecies:||S. i. subgrisescens|
|Saguinus imperator subgrisescens
The bearded emperor tamarin (Saguinus imperator subgrisescens) is one of the two subspecies of the emperor tamarin. It is similar to the black-chinned emperor tamarin, with the beard. It usually lives in groups of 3-8, but can be found alone.
The bearded emperor tamarin is listed as Least Concern by the IUCN, but it is slowly becoming in danger of extinction through destruction of habitat. Many live in zoos, or are illegally sold as pets.
The female gives birth to two young after a gestation of 140–145 days.
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