Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Golden Lion Tamarin

We just learned about the Brown Mantled Tamarin.

Another type of New World Monkey is the Golden Lion Tamarin, also called the golden marmoset or leontoithecus rosalia.

This is a small monkey that lives in Brazil, with only about 3,000 of them left in the wild.
These monkeys only grow to about 10 inches long and weigh about 1 pound.

They have bright orange fur with a big furry mane around their face like a lion.
Mostly these monkeys live in trees, using their little claws to hang on to the bark.
Usually for food they will eat fruits, nuts or small bugs.

(from: wikipedia - golden lion tamarin)

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