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golden lion tamarin
Jessie Cohen, NZP photographer

Golden Lion Tamarin

In the 1970s, there were fewer than 200 of these small monkeys left. Today there are more than 1,200 in the wild and 450 more in zoos. Their recovery is a huge success story. The National Zoo has been at the forefront of the effort to replenish wild populations with zoo-bred animals.

Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program

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