How to Speak Monkey: The Language of Cotton-Top Tamarins

This How to Speak Monkey: The Language of Cotton-Top Tamarins lesson plan also includes:

Tamarin monkey language can be categorized by stem upsweep, duration, peak frequency, and frequency change. Although other complex terminology is used to describe the 38 calls of this species, the video is easy to follow and a fascinating find to add to your animal behavior curriculum.  

21 Views 10 Downloads
Classroom Considerations

Be aware that although the main topic of the film is animal communication, it ends on a poignant note about how the tamarin habitat is being progressively destroyed. 

Pros

  • Real tamarin calls are incorporated into the narrative
  • Follow-up questions and links to related material are provided 
  • Produced by a reputable source
Cons

  • None