The emperor tamarin (Saguinus imperator) is a small, tree-dwelling monkey that lives in extended family groups. Weighing only a pound or so, the tamarin is lightweight enough to forage for fruit and insects on the outermost tips of tree branches.
- Pronunciation: TAM-uh-rin
- Where to see them: Western South America
- Height: 9 to 10 in
- Weight: 1 lb
- Lifespan: 15 to 20 yrs in captivity
- Habitat: Rainforest
- Diet: Fruit, flowers, nectar, gum, and small animals