Amazing Animals Of The Amazon Rainforest

Blink And You’ll Miss The Black Mantled Tamarin

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Roaming the rainforest with a 28-centimeter body, the black mantled tamarin can be easy to miss. Living in Brazil, Columbia, and Peru, this squirrel-sized munchkin stays hidden in the trees.

Considered a “New World monkey,” tamarins are estimated to be 40 million years old. Luckily, they don’t look a day over 29!