According to the Lansing State Journal, two of Potter Park Zoo's critically endangered cotton top tamarins are parents again.

Yuri and LG are caring for two more babies after LG gave birth to triplets on May 23, according to a press release from the zoo.

A third baby was rejected by the two parents.  Staff members tried to provide care for the tamarin, but it started showing signs of declining health Saturday and died Sunday.

Cotton top tamarins are known to occasionally give birth to triplets but rarely can take care of all three.

There are only about 6,000 cotton top tamarins left in the wild dues to destruction of their forest habitat in Columbia.  Please click on the above link for more information.


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