Fauna - Asia & North America
> Cotton-top Tamarin
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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/250s f/5.0 at 200mm iso400
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This Tamarin is part of a small troop that are resident at the Singapore Zoo, they live in an open, free-range environment. The weather suits their needs, they're provided with food and medical care, and they choose to stay.
Beautiful creature, but cruel to keep as a pet. There is no way to duplicate the social, space, and diet requirements of a Cotton Top in a home environment. Many (MANY) years ago, when I was eight years old, we briefly had a male named Andy. Even though he had a large cage, even I recognized that he didn't have enough space. I hope whoever had him after us gave him a happy and good home.
He?She? is beautiful... I want one....even twom..My cats would love it...
wonderful portait, its hairstyle is fantastic