Observations on the birth and subsequent care of twin offspring by a lone pair of wild emperor tamarins (Saguinus imperator)

American Journal of Primatology
T L Windfelder

Abstract

The birth of emperor tamarin (Saguinus imperator) twins was observed in the wild. The mother was a member of lone pair in a marked population of emperor tamarins in the Manu National Park, Peru. This report describes the birth and provides subsequent information on infant care and survival. Despite some difficulties, this lone pair of relatively young, primiparous emperor tamarins was able to successfully raise twin offspring to the age of at least 1 month.

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