Wednesday, January 23: Both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will remain closed due to icy conditions on our pathways. Our staff is working hard to clear the paths and ensure a safe visit for guests when we re-open. Thank you for your understanding!


Emperor Tamarin

Saguinus imperator

Emperortamarin Gallery



About the Emperor Tamarin


Geographic Range:


Class: Mammalia  
Order: Primate 
Family: Callitrichidae
Genus: Saguinus  
Species: imperator 

The emperor tamarin is most easily distinguished by its long mustache. It gathers in family groups (called troops) of two to 10 members. It communicates with chirps, whistles, facial expressions and tongue flicking, all of which help keep the troop together or alert it to danger. These tiny primates are able to hide easily due to their size.