Factors affecting reproduction in zoo-housed geoffroy’s tamarins(Saguinus geoffroyi)

Abstract 10.1002/zoo.10099.abs The captive population of Geoffroy’s tamarins (Saguinus geoffroyi) has suffered a severe decline over the past 10 years. This population decline is attributed not to a failure to produce offspring, but rather to a failure to successfully rear offspring. To date, no studies have quantitatively examined the behaviors and hormones of this tamarin […]

Brief threatening events beneficial for captive tamarins?

Abstract 10.1002/zoo.1430090403.abs To evaluate speculation indirectly suggesting that brief arousal may be beneficial to animals, 39 cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) living in 4 large families were observed (a) after normal husbandry procedures that excite them (capture and brief removal of infants or older monkeys), (b) after exposure to an over-flying bird model, and (c) compared […]

Choosing and Using Tools: Capuchins (Cebus apella) Use a Different Metric Than Tamarins (Saguinus oedipus)

Cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) selected canes positioned so that a straight inward pull brought food within reach (M. D. Hauser, 1997; see also record 1997-41347-003). Tamarins failed to retrieve food with canes in other positions, and they did not reposition these canes. In this study, tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) preferred canes they could pull […]

Inhibitory Control and Response Selection in Problem Solving: How Cotton-Top Tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) Overcome a Bias for Selecting the Larger Quantity of Food

When presented with a choice between 1 and 3 pieces of food in a type of reversed contingency task, 4 cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) consistently chose the 3 pieces of food and received nothing, even though the choice of 1 piece would have yielded 3. However, in a task in which the tamarins received the […]

Paternal care in New World Primates

Extensive parental care is well developed in several genera of New World primates (genera Callicebus, Aotus, Callimico, Calltthrix, Cebuella, Leontopithecus, Saguinus) including most of the indirect and direct paternal care behaviors described by Kleiman and Malcolm (1981). Paternal care is correlated with a monogamous (and perhaps polyandrous) mating system and a small group size. Additionally, […]