Shamwari (Series 3)
tamarin detective, the
Trapped in the fast-expanding city of Manaus, the Pied tamarin is one of the most endangered primates, fortunately, Marcelo Gordo has dedicated his life to saving this endearing species.
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Episode InformationTrapped in the fast-expanding city of Manaus, the Pied tamarin has one of the smallest ranges of any primate in the world – and is now the most endangered. Scientists estimate that there are just a few hundred Pied tamarins left, and as their home city continues to expand – this number continues to drop. Fortunately, Marcelo Gordo has dedicated his life to saving this endearing species – and as human populations worldwide encroach on rainforests, the tamarins could offer a vital insight into diseases such as Covid-19 - that leap from animals to humans—before they spiral out of control.