Mammals - Golden Lion Tamarin


Golden Lion Tamarin

Leontopithecus rosalia


Class Mammalia   Golden Lion Tamarin
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Order Primates
Distribution Brazil
Habitat Primary rain forest
Characteristics Endangered. Listed under Append 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.