These cute little monkeys with many names are very emotional and easily terrified. Feed them to tame in Fundacao RioZoo.
Saguinus, tamarins, marmosets – these animals are known by several names. They look like little monkeys with long soft brown hair, white tufts on the ears or a long mustache. Tamarins live in the Amazon jungle, but you can see them in Fundacao RioZoo.
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?
Fundacao Rio Zoo
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.31
Location: Quinta da Boa Vista, s/n - São Cristóvão
Open hours: Opening hours 9:00 to 16:30, Tuesday through Sunday.
Phone: +55 21 3878-4200
More things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Try brigadeiro dessert
It is close to impossible to resist the country's principal dessert – Brigadeiro sweets. Treat yourself to this delicacy!9
Participate in the carnival
Take part in the bright carnival procession, choose a most extraordinary costume and surprise everyone. Be immersed into the atmosphere of joy and happiness. 19511
Surf at Copacabana
Copacabana beach is a perfect paradise for surfers. If you are one of them – grab your surf and go to conquer the huge waves of Copacabana.FREE9Copacabana beach
See the toucan
Do you know why the toucan’s beak is so huge? Learn many interesting facts about this wonderful bird at Fundacao RioZoo. 1617Fundacao Rio Zoo
Know more things to do?
Share your ideas of what to do in Rio de Janeiro with other travellers — together we'll make our travellings more interesting!