This week Auckland Zoo has welcomed two critically endangered cotton-top tamarin babies to the world.
Born 7pm Tuesday 11 June, it has been 16 years since the zoo has breed cotton-tops. Primates team leader Amy Robbins says that, although it is still early days, both babies and parents are doing well.
“We’re all buzzing about the new arrivals. It’s exciting to have our cotton top parents starting to build their troop, and being a critically endangered species makes the babies arrival even more special. They’re showing signs of being great parents, with Mum feeding and Dad carrying them.”