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[Photo] White-lipped Tamarin (Saguinus labiatus). Red-bellied tamarin (Saguinus labiatus), Zoo Dresden, 2004-10-30. Photo by Zwoenitzer.
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The White-lipped Tamarin
), also known as the Red-bellied Tamarin
. is a tamarin
which lives in the Amazon area of Brazil and Bolivia.
The red belly of these New World monkey
s is its most remarkable outward characteristic. Otherwise it is black with a thin white mustache on its face and a black-brown back.
They live in social groups of related animals. The mother usually gives birth to one or two young at a time. The father carries the babies most, but siblings (brothers and sisters) will also share the carrying of youngsters, and so learn how to be good carers.
There are three subspecies:
Thomas' Moustached Tamarin
, Saguinus labiatus
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