Species at the Sanctuary

Capuchin Monkey (Cebus capucinus)

  • Origin: Ecuador to Honduras

  • Conservation Status: Least concern

  • Lifespan: 47 years

  • Interesting fact: Even though capuchins tend to travel over a mile per day, they spend 47% of their nights in 1 sleeping tree in the core area of their home range.

White Tufted-eared Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus)

  • Origin: Brazil

  • Conservation Status: Least concern

  • Lifespan: 11.7 years

  • Interesting fact: This species has been imported to several South American regions where it has adapted to local conditions, such as parks in Rio de Janeio

Weid's Tufted-eared Marmoset (Callithrix kuhlii)

  • Origin: Just beneath the eastern-most tip of Brazil

  • Conservation Status: Vulnerable

  • Interesting Fact: They are known to catch insects as they flee from swarms of army ants

Black Tufted-eared Marmoset (Callithrix penicillata)

  • Origin: South-central Brazil

  • Conservation Status: Least concern

  • Interesting Fact: Their diet consists of 70% tree gums

Saddleback Tamarin (Saguinus fuscicollis)

  • Origin: The common borders of Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Columbia

  • Conservation Status: Least concern

  • Interesting Fact: During the wet season, these tamarins subsist almost entirely on fruit; but during the dry season, they forage about 1.5 hours per day for animal prey

Cotton-top Tamarin (Saguinas oedipus)

  • Origin: The border of Colombia by Panama

  • Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

  • Interesting Fact: In the 1960s-1970s, more than 30,000 cotton-top tamarins were exported from Colombia for pets and biomedical research.

Black-handed Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi)

  • Origin: Mexico to Panama

  • Conservation Status: Endangered

  • Lifespan: 47 years in captivity

  • Interesting Fact: Spider Monkeys move through the forests using tail-assisted brachiation. This is an arboreal form of locomotion in which monkeys propel themselves forward by alternating hand grasps with tail grasps in sequence.

Conservation Status Glossary

  • Least concern: A larger population of this species exists relative to the most endangered species; but is still in danger of extinction with the current rate of deforestation

  • Rare: a small population exists in the wild; the species is presently not endangered but is considered at risk

  • Vulnerable: species has at least a 10% probability of extinction in the wild in the next 100 years.

  • Threatened: species is likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future

  • Endangered: the probability of extinction for the species is at least 20% within 20 years.

  • Critically Endangered: the probability of extinction is at least 20% within 10 years