Cotton-top tamarin at Schwerin Zoo | Photo: Harald Hoyer, License: CC BY-SA 2.0

How the cotton-top tamarin got its German name

Published on’s Instragram the 15.02.2023.

How can a primate species discovered in the mid-18th century be named after a composer who was only born at the beginning of the 19th century?

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Note: The species is quite popular in zoos and aquariums. It is kept in over 250 places in the EAZA area. This is crucial for the critically endangered species.

The video shows the feeding of cotton-top tamarins at the House of the Sea in Vienna whilst the facility was closed due to Covid-19 measures.

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