NewsLocal News


Racine Zoo announces birth of emperor tamarin twins

Posted at 2:22 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 15:24:29-04

RACINE, Wis. -- Two emperor tamarin twins were born last week at the Racine County Zoo, the zoo announced Thursday.

Twin tamarins were born in the early morning hours of April 22, to first-time parents Amelie and Pitino.

“This is such a bright spot in an otherwise dark time amid the current pandemic,” said Beth Heidorn, Executive Director of the Racine Zoo. “Mother Nature finds a way to keep the world moving and we are fortunate to contribute to the success of this species.”

Now one week old, the baby tamarins are thriving, and "both parents are sharing parenting duties beautifully," the zoo says.

The Racine Zoo is one of only three facilities in the world to successfully breed emperor tamarins.

Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip