Animal Species

Golden Lion Tamarin
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Both parents are active in the rearing of the young, with fathers often paying most attention to the male young, and the mothers eventually giving the majority of their attention to the female young!

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September 2020 : Chase Merriman
Habitat
Dense rainforest in southeastern Brazil
Size
13 inches long with a 15 inch tail;
Weight
1 ½ pounds
Lifespan
8-15 years
Diet
Fruit, vegetables, small animals, invertebrates, eggs
Reproduction
1-2 babies are born after a 130-135 day gestation
Conservation Status
Endangered
Threats
Habitat loss; illegal pet trade