Furry moustachioed animals welcomed two new additions to their family in Oxfordshire.
Cotswold Wildlife Park is celebrating the arrival of emperor tamarin twins, a species that usually comes from the tropical climates of Brazil and Peru.
The as-yet-unnamed and unsexed twins, weighing just 35g, are on show in their enclosure at the park.
The babies are now enjoying bonding with their parents, while the father takes on the majority of duties by placing each newborn on his back and passing the babies back to the mother to be suckled.
Deputy section head of primates, Natalie Horner said: “Male tamarins take an active role in rearing their young by carrying and caring for the infants the majority of the time. The babies only return to their mother to feed. They even teach the older youngsters how to care for their younger siblings, which is an important part of their development.”
With spectacular crests, ear tufts and moustaches, emperor tamarins are incredible animals who are named after the Emperor of Germany, Emperor Wilhelm II, who boasted a particularly impressive moustache.
Some species of tamarins are now classed as critically endangered, due to deforestation and trapping for the pet trade and medical research.