Dark and light green leaves

Black-Tufted Marmoset – Callithrix Penicillata

Status: Least Concern
Black-Tufted Marmoset

Habitat: Black-tufted marmosets are native to South America, mainly Brazil. They live in the canopy of the rainforest.

Adaptations: These animals are arboreal and almost never go to the ground.

Diet: In the wild, they eat tree sap and gum, insects, fruit and small invertebrates. In the zoo, they are fed tree gum, insects, vegetables, fruit and canned food made specifically for marmosets.

Fun Fact: A black-tufted marmoset only weighs about as much as a full can of soda.