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Check these faces! South Coast zoo gets some distinctive looking new residents

Santa Barbara Zoo
The Santa Barbara Zoo is now home to a pair of Cotton-Top Tamarins, rare and endangered monkeys from Columbia.

Pair of rare Cotton-top Tamarins now living at Santa Barbara Zoo.

A South Coast zoo has two unique looking new residents. The Santa Barbara Zoo is now home to a pair of cotton-top tamarins.

The monkeys get their names for the distinctive bolt of white hair on the top of their heads. They also communicate with each other using shrill whistling sounds.

The species is endangered. The cotton-top tamarins are only found in a small area of Northern Columbia. The monkeys are siblings named Stella and Mini.

They came to Santa Barbara from the Central Florida Zoo, as part of a species survival program.