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marmoset

A New World monkey of South and Central America. With a lifespan of 5 to 7 years and a maximum lifespan of 16½ years, marmosets are the shortest-lived anthropoid primates. They display age-related pathologies that mirror those of humans, such as cancer, amyloidosis, diabetes and chronic renal disease, and have predictable age-related differences in lean mass, calf circumference, albumin, haemoglobin and hematocrit. Features of spontaneous sensory and neurodegenerative change (e.g., reduced neurogenesis, beta-amyloid deposition in the cerebral cortex, loss of calbindin D28k binding and presbycusis) appear between age 7 and 10.
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Caption: A zookeeper releases a golden lion tamarin into the wild.
The investment in Cap Tamarin is Vantage Capital's eighth transaction in Fund III -- a US$280 million fund.
The new Cotton-Top Tamarins will be well looked after at Drayton Manor Park's 15-acre zoo, which is also home to an array of animals, including a cheeky Meerkat mob and two adorable Red Pandas.
Arthur and Maria are the first cotton-top tamarins at Chester Zoo for over a decade.
In this sense, it appears that the distribution of the black tamarin is delimited to the south by the large rivers and also the open vegetation and more seasonal climate of the Cerrado (Fig.
Mamma, the cotton-top tamarin, |with her healthy twins
A group of cotton-top tamarins were being studied to learn more about their use of human-directed mobbing calls, but scientists saw that when a disliked member of zoo staff entered their habitation, the primates communicated with each other using "low amplitude vocalizations," the Independent reported.
Cultural highlights: In a country as varied as Mauritius, cultural highlights are manifold and include the Red Roof Chapel in Cap Malheureux, Maheshwarnath Temple at Triolet Shival, the Victoria 1840 sugar cane factory and the Salt Pans at Tamarin. Keep an eye out for sega performances--during Mauritius's national dance, the feet never leave the ground, making for some very interesting body moves.
The Golden-Handed Tamarin has a life span of 7-16 years whereas the Cotton Top Tamarin can live till 25 years in captivity but not more than 13-16 years in the wild.
When people play their funky music for cotton-top tamarins, the monkeys hardly get their groove on.