See tamarins#4 of 8 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
In daytime tamarins are restless, and at night they cover their heads by tails and sleep, huddled in large groups. The nature endowed these monkeys with the ability to easily maneuver on the trees and the ability to attach to the vertical trunks with the help of the claws on the big toes.
Tamarins are not picky, they can eat plant food, insects, snails, lizards, and tree frogs. It is curious to observe the facial expressions of tamarins – they are very emotional and demonstrate their feelings artistically.
Where to do?
Rio Zoo is a great place to start your acquaintance with the Brazilian fauna. There you will find an impressive collection of animals and birds of the Amazon jungle.31Rio de Janeiro
Open hours: Opening hours 9:00 to 16:30, Tuesday through Sunday.
Phone: +55 21 3878-4200