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Golden Lion Tamarin
Leontopithecus rosalia
Class Mammalia

Order Primates

Distribution Brazil

Habitat Primary rain forest

Conservation
Status
Endangered. Listed under Appendix I of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Behaviour Arboreal. Diurnal. Live in small family groups. Twin births are usual. The males and other siblings play a major part in rearing the babies. Shelter in tree hollows.

Diet Insects, fruit, small lizards, frogs, birds' eggs and small birds.
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