Twin Tamarin names

As you can tell from the above photo Cotton-Top Tamarins are unbelievably cute.

The team at Wellington Zoo were lucky enough and extremely excited to celebrate two new Cotton-Top Tamarins into the Zoo family. First-time parents Celeste and Esteban welcomed twins on May 5th.

Cotton-Top Tamarins are only found in Colombia and are one of the most endangered primates in the wild. Wellington Zoo supports Proyecto Titi, a conservation organisation that helps save the Cotton-Top Tamarins in the wild.

The twins are growing up fast and are in need of names, so the folks at the Zoo auctioned the naming rights to them.

The auction did well very well, being viewed almost 10,000 times and raising $500 to go towards looking after the animals at Wellington Zoo.   

The twins gender won’t be known for some time, so we’ll add an update once we know and the names have been chosen.  

Wellington Zoo has found names for a few of its residents via Trade Me auctions.

Over the years Trade Me auction winners have named two of their Dingo puppies, a Goliath Birdeater Tarantula, a Bolivian Squirrel Monkey, a Tuatara, young Pygmy Marmoset twins, and a mob of Meerkats.