The Fluffy Cotton-Top TamarinM.M. Sullivan
The cotton-top tamarin, one of the cutest animals in the Amazon Basin, is a small primate that resides solely in northwest Colombia. It weighs less than a pound, and is known for its fluffy cotton-like mane.
This tiny monkey once flourished in the rainforests of South America, but due mostly to loss of habitat its numbers have dropped significantly, and population estimates are at about 6,000 individuals.
You can help protect the cotton-top tamarin by donating to protect its habitat, which is also home to many other species of primates, birds, amphibians, and exotic plants. Continue the Earth Day celebration and help save the Heart of the Amazon.