Gino

  • Species: Cotton-Top Tamarins (Saguinus oedipus)
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: July 25, 2001
  • Arrival: April 22, 2015
  • Background: Research
  • Character: Reserved

Gino is one of 33 cotton-top tamarins that were brought to Jungle Friends after the lab where they’d previously lived closed its doors. Gino is particularly lucky, as he has a number of family members here at Jungle Friends with him- a nephew was one of the other 32 monkeys that he arrived with, and two of his siblings arrived last year! Gino is a quiet and reserved tamarin who’s taken longer than some of the other monkeys to go exploring outside. But who can blame him? After a life lived strictly indoors, the outside world is a huge change for Gino! He does still enjoy his outdoor runway, though his favorite thing to do is cuddle with his partner in their nest box. He’s also a good eater, and is partial to chickpeas and bananas.