Humans Aren’t the Only Animals with Language — Learn All About How Cotton-Top Tamarins Communicate!

Primate specialists have determined that cotton-top tamarins, which are fluffy little monkeys native to Colombia, are able to use various combinations of chirps and whistles to communicate sophisticated, grammatically structured messages to each other!

By varying pitch, frequency, and combinations of calls, cotton-top tamarins are able to send out warnings, announce their location, signal the presence of food, and much, much more.

Find out more about the incredible language of the cotton-top tamarin — watch the video!

You can help keep these intelligent animals from losing their habitat and going extinct. Protect the critically endangered cotton-top tamarin by donating to protect its rainforest habitat from destruction!

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Matthew M. Sullivan holds a bachelor's degree in creative writing from Grand Valley State University, with emphases in fiction and nonfiction. He lives smack-dab between some railroad tracks and Grand Rapids Michigan's third-busiest road, and spends his time studying film and literary fiction.