PHOTOS: Critically Endangered Baby Cotton-Top Tamarin Monkey Triplets Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Brit Tuttle

PHOTOS: Critically Endangered Baby Cotton-Top Tamarin Monkey Triplets Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom has welcomed three new bundles of joy, as a set of baby Cotton-Top Tamarin monkey triplets have been born.

Baby Cotton-Top Tamarin Monkeys Born

An adult Cotton-Tom Tamarin Monkey holds one of the new babies on their shoulder.
Image Source: Dr. Mark Penning on Instagram

The birth of the triplets was announced by Dr. Mark Penning, vice president of Disney’s Animals, Science & Environment on his Instagram.

The Cotton-Top Tamarin family gathers on a rooftop.
Image Source: Dr. Mark Penning on Instagram

The baby tamarins have spent the last several days bonding with their parents and fellow siblings. According to Penning’s post, both the babies’ mom and dad share infant care responsibilities, and “carry their young on their backs until approximately 14 weeks of age.”

One of the newborn Cotton-Top Tamarin monkey babies hangs on to their parent.
Image Source: Dr. Mark Penning on Instagram

Guests can visit the babies and see the rest of the Cotton-Top Tamarin monkey family on Discovery Island at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

The three newborn Cotton-Top Tamarin monkeys ride on their parent's back.
Image Source: Dr. Mark Penning on Instagram

See the original Instagram post below:

This is the latest new baby born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, following the birth of a baby African elephant in December 2023 — the first in seven years.

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