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Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin

Leontopithecus chrysomelas

Golden-headed Lion Tamarin

Home Range:

Eastern coast of Brazil.

Habitat:

Rain forest, in trees.

Diet:

Fruits, insects, lizards.

Reproduction:

One or three young

Social Structure:

Lives in family groups started by a mated pair and numbering up to eight animals.

Status:

Severely endangered because of habitat loss and illegal capture. There are only about 6,000 golden-headed lion tamarins in the wild.