Trivia question for Mar-05-2011

Posted on Mar 5, 2011 in Trivia

Olivia’s turn tonight and she picked another cute little guy for her trivia.

These guys live in extended family groups that fiercely defend their territory.  The main threat they face is deforestation but as long as selective logging practices continue, their resourcefulness should allow them to prosper.  This primate inhabits tropical rain forests, living deep in the forest and also in open tree-covered areas.  This particular species walks or runs quadrupedally through the forest, spending the majority of its days in the trees with quick, safe movements and broad jumps among the limbs.

They live together in groups of two to eight animals.  The oldest female leads the group above several mature males. Mutual grooming plays an important role for bonding and socializing.

So here are Olivia’s questions.  Tell us what purpose their flamboyant mustache serves, and also tell us how they got their name?

Good Luck 😉


Congratulations to Arkte Spirit for being correct and the first to answer Olivia’s trivia.  Great job.  The hairy little guy we featured is the Emperor Tamarin.   The Emperor Tamarin is a tamarin allegedly named for its resemblance to the German emperor Wilhelm II.  It lives in the southwest Amazon Basin, in east Peru, north Bolivia and in the west Brazilian states of Acre and Amazons.

The Emperor Tamarin is known to form mixed-species associations with the Brown-mantled Tamarin.  It has various cries which help them to promptly recognize interlopers.  There are two subspecies of the Emperor Tamarin: Black-chinned Emperor Tamarin and Bearded Emperor Tamarin.  Its Luxuriant mustache is used in displays and to identify others of its species.  Here is more on these distinguished looking critters:  Emperor Tamarin

Thanks for playing along 😉