Monday, November 2. 2020
Mustaches for Movember!
As you all know, this month our team will be raising awareness and funds for the amazing cause that is Movember. With the beginning of Movember, we bring you our new series “Animals with Mustaches.”
Using the moustache as the driving symbol of the movement, Movember focuses on the three key areas of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health & suicide prevention.
Introducing the Emperor Tamarin Monkey, which displays one of the animal kingdom's rarest and most breathtaking mustaches.
These monkeys live in the southwest Amazon Basin. They inhabit tropical rainforests, living deep in the forest and in open-tree covered areas. The Emperor Tamarin Monkey is a diurnal monkey, spending most of its days in the trees.
They typically live together in groups of 2-8. The oldest female leads the group above several mature males. The mutual grooming plays an important role for bonding and socializing.
The Emperor Tamarin Monkey is an omnivore, primarily eating fruits, insects and sap. They also eat bird eggs and small vertebrates such as tree frogs. Due to its small weight it can reach food far on the end of branches, which heavier animals can not reach.