Mammals

Golden-headed Lion Tamarin

Leontopithecus chrysomela


Class Mammalia   Golden-headed Lion Tamarin
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Order Primates
Distribution Brazil
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 of two to eight. Twin births are usual. The males and elder siblings play an extensive part in the care and rearing of the babies. Shelter in tree hollows.
Diet Insects, fruit, small lizards, frogs, birds' eggs and small birds.
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