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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The reservation hosts a program which has been successful in enlarging the population of the golden lion tamarins.
They are golden lion tamarin, so-called because of manes of russet hair fringing their faces.
The Studio City resident logs up to 12 hours a week observing the mating, eating and sleeping habits of two rare golden lion tamarins that zoo keepers hope to one day set free in their native habitat.
Six golden lion tamarins, which were born at the Lincoln Park Zoo as part of the AZA Species Survival Plan, arrived in Brazil where they will be introduced into the wild in a forest reserve in Rio de Janiero.
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.
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.
In 1983, the Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program was created as a partnership between more than 40 groups working to protect the animal.
Fires are threatening the world's last sanctuary of the few remaining golden lion tamarin monkeys, in southeastern Brazil, authorities said Tuesday.