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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 which has the smallest primates in the world
  • They make high pitched alarm calls when they see a predator is seen
  • They are black in color, which helps them hide from their predators
  • They have silky black hair the hangs in tufts from their ears
  • They most often have twin young 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 such as agricultural practices, livestock production, livestock grazing, and pet trade



Kuhl's Marmoset These marmosets have black tufted ears and are black in color


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