Tamarin are found in Central and South America and are on the endangered list due to destruction of their natural habitat.
They are the most endangered animal residing at the zoo and the mother and her daughter share their enclosure nicely with two brown-nosed coatimundi, who are also new. Tamarin are the smallest species of primate, weighing only about one pound.
The zoo also acquired four white-nosed coati who inhabit the adjacent enclosure. They are omnivorous mammals that eat fruit, insects and eggs.