Golden Lion Tamarin


Golden Lion Tamarin

Latin Name: Leontopithecus rosalia

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Range and Habitat: Humid coastal rain forests canopies in Eastern Brazil

Captive/Wild Lifespan: About 30 years.

Gestation: About 125– 132 days twins will be born.

Diet: Omnivore– mostly fruits and tree sap with a lot of insects, lizards, snail and birds. Even birds eggs.

Adaptations: Family care of the newborns is shared by the whole family. Older siblings and both adults take turns caring the babies, as they will not move around on their own for the first 3 months.

IUCN Status: Endangered 2008

Conservation: Habitat loss protection is the main focus while maintaining a healthy breeding population in captivity in the event of extinction.

Did you Know: They have multiple communication sounds many of which sound like bird squeaks and chatter. The adults pair bond.

Here at the CMC Zoo: Paige is a little sweetie pie born on March 6, 2010 and came to us in July 2013.  She lives with her buddy Nico the Common Marmoset. They will hide in their nest box and pull the door closed when they are feeling anti social.