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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It is part of an international breeding programme for the endangered golden lion tamarin and many other endangered species.
Ruiz-Miranda wants golden lion tamarins to thrive in the forest.
The reservation hosts a program which has been successful in enlarging the population of the golden lion tamarins.
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.
Golden lion tamarin parents Pablo and Cleo then produced twins the following week.
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.
They represent a significant portion of the wild population," says Kierulff, a field researcher with the Golden Lion Tamarin Association (Associacao Mico Leao Dourado), of the twenty-three tamarins moved since 1991 to Fazenda Uniao.
The golden lion tamarin with its flowing mane and long reddish fur is possibly the best known of the 18 species of marmoset and is one of the world's most critically endangered mammals.
Some species, such as the golden lion tamarin, may survive through captive breeding and later release into the wild (SN: 3/3/84, p.