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Bouncing zoo babies of 2010

By: OurAmazingPlanet Inc. on Dec. 30, 2010, 12:40 p.m.
Baby pied tamarins

Photo: Colm Farrington

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Baby pied tamarins

These baby pied tamarins were born at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in the U.K. in mid-October.

Sadly, one of their siblings did not survive, but the other two were reportedly doing well. A long hand-rearing process, during which the keepers fed the babies with formula milk every two hours around the clock, has insured that both tamarins are doing well.

The pied tamarin (Saguinus bicolor) is a primate species found in a restricted area in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest and is thought to be one of the most endangered monkeys in the Amazon.