Born on 3rd April, the pregnancy came as a bit of a surprise to our keepers as mum, Spencer, has a contraceptive implant! But like humans, accidents do happen and our keepers are delighted. Cotton Top Tamarins are a critically endangered species and are part of the EEP (European Endangered Species Programme).
Spencer and the babies are doing very well and enjoying their Rainforest enclosure at Paradise – recently renovated to provide the monkeys with a more natural environment.
The baby Cotton Top Tamarins are currently only on view to the public in their outdoor enclosure, however with the nice weather they have been spending lots of time outside in the sunshine! Pop along and see them, if you’re lucky, you’ll see them clinging happily onto mum.