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Meet Sophia and Raf

Come along and meet our two Cotton Top Tamarin monkeys, Raf and Sophia!

The Cotton-top Tamarin, which was once found in a number of Central American countries, is now found only in the rainforests of North Western Colombia. There are more than 20 species of Tamarin (and their close relatives Marmosets) with much variety in fur and colouration, especially on the head and face.

See them up close at our 12pm daily cotton-top encounter – our keepers will be interacting with them and will also share a few interesting facts about these incredible creatures.

Emperor Tamarin Butterfly Creek

Meet our Emperor Tamarins

Make sure to say hi to our family of Emperor Tamarins, some of our newest arrivals at Butterfly Creek

Emperor Tamarins are distinguishable from other tamarin species by their long white moustaches, present in both males and females. They live in extended family groups of 2-18 individuals with one dominant breeding female.

We have a family of 6 Emperor Tamarins – Dad, Ladino, and his 5 sons – Escobar, Pablo, Emilio, Pegar and Dupdo

For an extra special up-close experience, check out our Private Tamarin Encounter where one of our keepers will take you behind the scenes and you can have a chance to feed and learn more about them.

Emperor Tamarin encounter – get up close

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$140 per person (includes all day park entry) – receive a discounted rate of $90 per person when you book for 2 or more on the same booking.
Maximum of 2 people per encounter. Enclosed shoes must be worn.
Approx 25 minutes.
10+, if you’re between 10 & 13 years old you’ll need to have someone 16 years or over (booked & paid) with you on the encounter.
10:30am every Wednesday to Sunday (please arrive at our shop 10-15 minutes before your encounter).
Must be booked at least 1 day in advance. Get in touch if you want to book more than one encounter on the same day [email protected]

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