Habitat: tropical moist and dry deciduous forests
Range: north-west Columbia
Natural Diet: fruit, insects, seeds, flowers, tree sap, small mammals, birds and reptiles
Status in the Wild: Critically endangered
These small monkeys that live in the upper reaches of tree canopies are found in Colombia. They can live in large families consisting of 2 to 8 individuals. Females often give birth to two infants. Look closely at the Cotton-tops in the exhibit and you will find that the male and female look alike.
Conservation: an increase in human populations in the area that they live in has led to habitat loss and the conversion of their forest home range into agricultural lands. There are approximately 6,000 left in the wild.