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Cotton-top Tamarins, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL

Small primates, endangered, diurnal and arboreal, found mainly in the tropical rain forests, gallery forests and forest patches in savannas of N.W. Colombia. They live alone or in groups of three to nine, feed on insects, soft fruits, plant exudates, small vertebrates. Have acute eyesight, hearing and smell, perfect for hunting and detection of danger. Have long tails for balance, climbing and jumping. Cute, really, cute.

Difficult to photograph because they are always moving about in the dark exhibit enclave.

Just autolevels and unsharp mask.

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