We are part of the co-operative effort to save this species. Throughout your visit you will encounter free roaming family groups of Cotton Topped Tamarins, please do not touch or feed them. Deforestation is this species’ greatest threat. It has already lost most of its habitat through forest clearing for timber, charcoal, human settlement, agricultural land and industry. The forest areas in which it now exists are so fragmented, it is believed that they are too small to maintain the tamarin populations. Sadly the continuous expansion of human settlement in northern Colombia has brought the cotton-headed top tamarin more bad luck.