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Golden Lion Tamarins

Leontopithecus rosalia

Golden Lion Tamarin

Home Range:

Southeast Brazil

Habitat:

Lowland and coastal rain forests

Diet:

Fruits, insects, and small vertebrates

Reproduction:

Usually twins are born. The father and siblings share in rearing.

Social Structure:

Lives in family groups of two to eight individuals—a breeding pair and their offspring, and sometimes other relatives.

Status:

Severely endangered because their habitat has been fragmented into small, unconnected areas. About 1,500 golden lion tamarins live in the wild.