On 26th April we had twin red bellied tamarins born at the zoo. This is mum and dads first off spring and they have done a fantastic job. They did receive some extra help from one of our common marmosets, Dot (pictured below). The marmosets and tamarins are a closely related species under the callitrichidae primate family tree. With all callitrichids the whole family help carry offspring to help save mums energy for feeding.

We have called them Bella (female) & Pip (male).

Make sure you keep an eye our for them on your next visit to the zoo.