Red-handed tamarin.
Red-handed tamarin.

Red-handed Tamarin


The red-handed tamarin is a small monkey native to South America.

Red-handed tamarin.

Red-handed tamarin (Saguinus midas), Budapest Zoo.

Red-handed tamarins, also known as golden-handed tamarins are arboreal and spend most of their time up in the trees and vines. Red-handed tamarins are omnivorous and they eat fruits and flowers as well as small animals.

The pictures above were taken at the Budapest Zoo where the red-handed tamarins are housed together with the two-toed sloths in a geographically appropriate manner.

Like most monkeys, red-handed tamarins probably don’t make really good pets. Nevertheless some people do keep tamarin monkeys as pets, see the references below.

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Last updated: January 15, 2015

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