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Golden Lion Tamarin

About the Golden Lion Tamarin

The Golden Lion Tamarin is the largest species of the Tamarin monkey. These charismatic primates get their name from their fine mane of golden hair. Golden lion tamarins usually sleep in tree holes. They will also sleep in bamboo, vine tangles and bromeliads. This species use their long fingers to forage for prey in nooks and crannies in plants and trees.

These stunning primates are very nearly extinct and are facing increasing threats. We proudly support ‘Save the Golden Lion Tamarin’ charity, which is working towards restoring Golden Lion Tamarin habitats and to educate local people about the conservation of the environment, especially the Atlantic Forest.

Did you know?

These monkeys are vital for forest plants, their poo deposits a wide range of seeds, along with fertilizer, all around their home range.