The ex situ population can act as an ambassador for threatened callitrichid species. It can be used to inform the public about the threats that threatened callitrichid species face in situ.
|• General education (outside range countries)
This species has a very unique and highly evolutionary distinctiveness among callitrichids. This is expressed in a score called ED (this is furthered explained on this website). The species can be used to share information in general about callitrichid biology and the evolution of facial expressions in monkeys.
This attractive, popular, and easy to handle exhibit species allows EAZA institutions to gain experience with callitrichid management and to maintain knowledge on mixed species exhibits as well to preserve this knowledge and keep up staff experience.
In October 2021, the Emperor tamarin EEP had 428 animals in 117 institutions.
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