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Golden Lion Tamarin

Only perhaps two percent of their original habitat in Eastern Brazil remains today. To help save the species from extinction, hundreds of golden lion tamarins have been born and raised in zoos and released into the wild.

Stable
Threatened
Endangered

Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Leontopithecus rosalia

Range

East coast of Brazil near Rio de Janeiro

Location in the Zoo

Natural Encounters Rainforest

Cool Animal Fact

They sleep in tree holes at nights for warmth and protection from predators; they are nest cavity dwellers like all marmosets and tamarin species.