golden lion tamarin


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golden lion tamarin

n.
A small arboreal monkey (Leontopithecus rosalia) of Brazil, having a silky golden coat, a lionlike mane, and long digits with clawlike nails.
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Caption: A zookeeper releases a golden lion tamarin into the wild.
Successful treatment of a chronic facial abscess using a prolonged release antibiotic copolymer in a golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia).
Closely monitored with radio collars and enjoying daily feedings of bananas to complement their natural fare, these golden lion tamarins are enthusiastically learning how to be wild.
They are golden lion tamarin, so-called because of manes of russet hair fringing their faces.
They point to the case of the golden lion tamarin, which was reintroduced to Brazil in the 1980s.
Other endangered species that call the zoo home include the Bawean hog deer, Sumatran tiger, clouded leopard, golden lion tamarin and the 10 foot-long Komodo dragon.
Glance quickly, and you may see a golden lion tamarin scurry up a tree, its cocoa-brown eyes sparkling.
The spring arrivals include two sets of ringtailed lemur twins, golden lion tamarin twins, a yellow capuchin monkey and a pied tamarin.
Other animals include plenty of Lemurs and in a new enclosure, the Cotton Topped Tamarin from north west Columbia and Golden Lion Tamarin from the rainforest of Brazil.
The golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) is an endemic primate of the Atlantic Forest and feeds on a variety of insects, small vertebrates and fruits (Kierulff et al., 2002; Kleiman et al., 1988).
The golden lion tamarin, one of the most endangered primate species in the world, reached a milestone last March with the birth of the 1,000th animal.
Fires are threatening the world's last sanctuary of the few remaining golden lion tamarin monkeys, in southeastern Brazil, authorities said Tuesday.