Golden Lion Tamarin
New World Monkey
Inhabit lowland tropical rainforest, found in the Atlantic forest of Brazil (the second most endangered vegetation type in the world).
- Head and Body length: 261 mm (200-336 mm)
- Tail length: 370 mm (315-400 mm)
- Weight: male – 437-710 g; female – 361-794 g
Given the common name "golden lion tamarin" because they have a mane that is similar in appearance to a lion's, coats are golden, reddish or orange, faces are naked of hair.
Primarily eat fruit, but supplement diet with nectar, flowers, exudates, insects, reptiles and other animal prey.
Arboreal, typically live in family groups of 2 to 11, males dominant over females, both sexes emigrate from their natal groups, both genders play active roles in caring for offspring, diurnal.
Species threatened by habitat destruction from agriculture, the timber industry, livestock, and development
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