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  • 1. Geoffroy’s Tamarin By BK
  • 2. Geoffroy’s Tamarin Taxonomy • Kingdom: Animalia • Phylum: Chordata • Class: Mammalia • Order: Primates • Family: Callitrichidae
  • 3. Physical Characteristics Long Tail Sharp Claws White Front Black face Black spots on brown Back
  • 4. Reproduction The Geoffroy's Tamarin is a mammal, which means it gives live birth. Geoffroy’s Tamarins are usually born as twins but can be born a single or triplet. Geoffroy’s Tamarin in the wild live in average groups of ten but can live in groups up to forty. Gestation for the Geoffroy’s Tamarin is 140-170 days. They usually mature at 10-18 weeks and leave there parents at 15-25 weeks. Also the whole group cares for the young.
  • 5. Natural Habitats • The Geoffroy’s Tamarins natural habitat is South American rain forests. Including Panama, N.W Columbia, Costa Rica, wooded areas, tropical and subtropical. The Geoffroy’s Tamarin is Arboreal(meaning lives in trees),Territorial(meaning lives in a certain area), and nests in trees.
  • 6. Diet The Geoffroy’s Tamarin eats: • Spiders, wild fruit, insects, bird eggs, leaf buds, flowers, small lizards and frogs and plant gum.
  • 7. Fun Facts The Geoffroy’s Tamarin can: • Cling to the side of a flat tree • Jump from tree to tree almost never falling • Runs quadrupedaly(means four legs at the same time)
  • 8. Endangered? The Geoffroy’s Tamarin is not endangered but is on the vanishing animals list.
  • 9. Physical Adaptations • Sharp claws: Cling to side of tree • Sharp teeth: Sip sap out of tree • long tails: Makes it easier to climb • Scent gland: Helps with mating and reproduction • Sharp claws: Helps makes a nest • Strong digestive system: Swallow seeds whole • Strong legs: Run quadrupedally • Strong legs: Jumps from branch to branch • Loud voice: Calls to other if in danger • Canines larger then Incisors: Helps suck gum out of trees
  • 10. Behavioral adaptations • Eats seeds whole: less time in open • Makes nests up high: avoids predators • Calls to other when in danger: avoids predators • Runs quadrpedally: Jumps further, is faster • Eats seeds whole: helps expel Parasites
  • 11. Zoo Habitat • In the Cleveland Metro Parks zoo the Geoffroy’s Tamarin has four different habitats. In one of them there is just one and a Shaw elephant. Another shares a cage with a Hairy Armadillo and a Reed Titi. Finally in the last cage there is just one Geoffroy’s Tamarin.
  • 12. Improvements about the Geoffroy’s Tamarin zoo Habitats • Needs another Geoffroy’s Tamarin to keep them company • Needs more space because in the wild they have a lot • Have live prey to hunt because that is how they eat in the wild • Let them live outside in packs because that is how they live in the wild • They should move the Geoffroy’s Tamarin away from the exit so they don’t have as much commotion • They should combine all the Geoffroy’s Tamarin Habitats so they can all live together • They should have a big tree with tree gum and insects in it because that is how they get food in the wild
  • 13. Good things about the Habitats • It is good they gave them tree branches to run on because in there natural habitat that is how they get around • It is good that the trees are tall because they, in the wild, live up high to avoid predators • It really good that they have boxes to mimic hollowed trees because that is how they sleep in the wild

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