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Where Do GLTs Live?

Golden lion tamarins inhabit two biological reserves and a number of other small forest fragments about 60 kilometers north of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Tamarins have been reintroduced into other forests, and some have been translocated from very small fragmented forests to start a new population in the previously uninhabited area of Fazenda Uniao Reserve.

Map showing areas in Brazil