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Golden Lion Tamarin

Leontopithecus rosalia

Tamarins are small ‘New World’ monkeys. There are four species of lion tamarin all named for their manes: the black, the golden, the black-faced and the golden-headed.

measurements

Measurements

Size: 20-33cm, Tail length – 31-40cm
Weight: 400 - 800g

habitat

Habitat

The golden lion tamarin is found in fragments of primary tropical forests in southeast Brazil.

diet

Diet

Lion tamarins mainly eat insects and fruit, but will also eat spiders, snails, small lizards as well as birds and eggs!

behaviour

Breeding

After around a 4 month pregnancy, the female gives birth to 1 or more commonly 2 young. The males are the principal carrier of the offspring from around 3 weeks after birth.

threat

Conservation

Golden lion tamarins are threatened in the wild by the destruction of their forest habitat. A successful reintroduction programme has helped to increase numbers in the wild with a third of all animals coming from captive stock.

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