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Kuhl's Marmoset
Callithrix kuhlii

Habitat: Tropical forest canopy

Range: South Central Brazil

Natural Diet: Fruits, nectar, sap, insects, eggs, small reptiles

Status in the Wild: THREATENED


Fun Facts

  • Kuhl's marmosets belong to a class of the smallest primates in the world

  • They make high pitched calls when a predator is seen

  • They are black in color, which helps them hide from their predators

  • They have silky black hair hang in tufts from their ears

  • They most often have twins but on occasion, a single infant is born

  • Both males and females participate in taking care of their infants


Conservation Threats

  • The major threats are habitat loss mostly by human encroachment such as agricultural practices, livestock production, and livestock grazing.

  • Kuhl's marmosets are also caught for pet trade

These marmosets have black tufted ears and are black in color



Distributional range - Kuhl's marmosets are found found in coastal tropical rainforests in Brazil