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We’re working on a variety of initiatives to help stabilize the Cotton Top Tamarin populations abroad. These actions will support conservation efforts abroad, with the work that is being done locally.

Cotton Top Tamarins are one of the rarest primates in the world, with only 6,000 individuals left in the wild. They are critically endangered. Before 1976, over 40,000 cotton-top tamarins were caught and exported for the pet trade and biomedical research. They now face the danger of extinction, as a result of habitat destruction and the pet trade. They are only found in the lowland forest of northwestern Colombia; deforestation has reduced it to 5% of its original size.

Current needs include:
- large enclosures $6,250 x1
- medium enclosures $3,940 x1
- small enclosures $1,400 x2
- Gazebo-like infrastructure to protect from weather and heat $3,600 x1
- Generator $4,000 x1
- Portable AC $600 x2
- Power Tools $3,100
- Other miscellaneous expenses: veterinary care, medical supplies, food, general supplies, utilities, travel, mental stimulation/enrichment.
*** The above expenses are estimates based on pricing found online to the best of my knowledge. 

Creature Education & Conservation DFW (CECDFW) is a registered 501c(3) non-profit animal sanctuary and wildlife rehabilitation center. The animal sanctuary is committed to providing a forever home to a variety of animals that may have been surrendered, abused, abandoned, neglected, or have become unmanageable; we provide forever homes to "exotic" animals that cannot be rewilded for a variety of reasons. Thank you for your time, consideration, & support!
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  • Zachary Fountain-Metz
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
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John Moyle
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