Golden Lion Tamarin Info

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COMMON NAME:  Golden Lion Tamarin (GLT)
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Leontopithecus rosalia
DIET:  Mainly fruit and nectar. Also insects.
YOUNG:  Twins are frequently born. The lead female begins having young when she reaches 18 months of age. The entire group raises the Golden Tamarin babies.
HABITAT:  Swampy forests in the eastern part of Brazil.

  • Infant care is cooperative. All members of the group will carry an infant.
  • The adult male of the breeding pair - the baby Golden Lion Tamarin's father - usually does the largest share of child rearing.
  • The mother only takes the babies to nurse them.


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