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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.



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



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



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



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.



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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