Emperor Tamarin - his name is a joke?

Emperor Tamarin The Emperor Tamarin (Saguinus imperator) is, according to some sources, named after the German emperor Wilhelm II. It was first intended as a joke, because of the resemblance to the German emperor with his big mustache, but since then it is used as a scientific name for this animal. It lives in South America, in Peru, Bolivia and parts of Brazil. They are very light-weighted, so they can reach food at the far end of tree branches, which are unaccessable by heavier animals, including predators. The emperor tamarins display a need for tenderness when kept as a pet. They love to be stroked by hand and will actually lay on their backs in hopes of extra petting attention.

Keywords: black , tail , brown , white , diurnal

Which zoos have them?
Artis (Netherlands) and Los Angeles Zoo (United States)

The Emperor tamarin is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Bolivia, Brazil and Peru
Some facts about the
Emperor tamarin

Adult weight : 0.519 kg (1.1418 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 24 years

Female maturity :546 days

Male maturity : 730 days

Gestation : 145 days

Litter size : 2

Weight at birth : 0.047 kg (0.1034 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

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