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  Animal Info - Golden Lion Tamarin
Golden lion tamarins are omnivorous, feeding on fruits, gum, nectar, insects, and small vertebrates.
The golden lion tamarin is diurnal and predominantly arboreal.
Golden lion tamarins are cooperative breeders: all adult members of a group help to carry and feed the offspring of the group, with the adult male commonly doing the largest share.
www.animalinfo.org /species/primate/leonrosa.htm   (1751 words)

 Primate Factsheets: Golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia)
Golden lion tamarin males and females are similarly sized with the average height of 261 mm (10.3 in) and average weight around 620 g (1.37 lb).
Golden lion tamarins sleep as a group in hollow tree cavities or in dense vines and epiphytes.
Primate Factsheets: Golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) Taxonomy, Morphology, and Ecology.
pin.primate.wisc.edu /factsheets/entry/golden_lion_tamarin   (2284 words)

 Primate Factsheets: Golden-headed lion tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysomelas)
Golden-headed lion tamarins are one of four species of lion tamarins in the Genus Leontopithecus that have similar body shapes and share several common features including a lionlike mane of hair surrounding their dark brown, or fl, hairless faces (Rowe 1996).
Golden-headed lion tamarins are endemic to Brazil and are found in small and disjunctive areas of forest in the coastal states of Bahia and Minas Gerais (Rylands et al.
Primate Factsheets: Golden-headed lion tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysomelas) Taxonomy, Morphology, and Ecology.
pin.primate.wisc.edu /factsheets/entry/golden-headed_lion_tamarin   (2097 words)

 Golden lion tamarin
Like other tamarins, they produce a range of calls ticks, clucks and whines that are used to communicate with other group members and from time to time with neighbouring groups.
Tamarins were thought by some people to be carriers of human diseases such as yellow fever and malaria, and were killed for this reason.
Conservation news: These tamarins are one of the most endangered mammals in the world, with less than 1000 surviving in the wild, mostly in a small patch of rainforests known as Reserva Biologica de Poyo das Antas, near Rio de Janiero.
www.bristolzoo.org.uk /learning/animals/mammals/golden-tamarin   (582 words)

 Golden-headed lion tamarin
It is predominantly fl with golden fur to the front of the mane, the lower half of the front paws and part of the tail.
Tamarins were thought to be carriers of human diseases such as yellow fever and malaria - and were killed for this reason.
Today, chocolate offers hope for the Golden-headed lion tamarin, as they like to live in the trees that are grown for shade in rainforest areas where cocoa (chocolate) is grown.
www.bristolzoo.org.uk /learning/animals/mammals/gold-head-tamarin   (613 words)

 Bagheera: An Endangered Species and Endangered Animal Online Education Resource
Tamarins are some of the smallest members of the primate family.
Although the tamarin is widely used as a symbol and focal point to encourage conservation of endangered coastal rain forest, only 19 percent of farmers approached knew the tamarin was endangered.
Efforts are being made to release tamarins into "half-way houses," large caged-in areas of the rain forest, where the tamarins can learn to navigate their multidimensional habitat while being protected from predators and supplied with food supplements.
www.bagheera.com /inthewild/van_anim_tamarin.htm   (649 words)

 Golden Lion Tamarin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia), or Golden Marmoset, is a small New World monkey of the family Cebidae.
Native to the humid coastal forests of Brazil, the Golden Lion Tamarin is an endangered species and among the rarest animals in the world, with an estimated wild population of 1,000 individuals and a captive population of approximately 500.
The canopy also provides an important source of food; the omnivorous lion tamarins rely on rainwater and insects concentrated in the reservoirs of bromeliads and other small animals inhabiting the bark of trees.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Golden_Lion_Tamarin   (459 words)

 Lion Tamarin
In the 19th century, the Golden Lion Tamarin inhabited Brazil in the coastal forests of the states of Rio De Janeiro and Espirito Santo south of the Rio Doce.
Ecology: Golden Lion Tamarins inhabit the lowland coastal rainforest region in Southeast Brazil in the 5000 hectare Poco das Antes Biological Reserve.
Lion Tamarins are very protective of their territory and use calls and scent marks to mark their territory, although fighting amongst these Tamarins is rare.
www.missouri.edu /~anthmark/courses/mah/factfiles/Liontamarin.htm   (785 words)

 Golden Lion Tamarin - Leontopithecus rosalia
This Tamarin monkey is nearly extinct primarily because of its magnificent mane.
The Golden Lion Tamarin's eye's are quite large, and are hazel to dark brown colored.
Golden Lion Tamarins are also protected by the Chicago Brookfield Zoo, and a pair of Golden Lion Tamarins have been released into the Amazon Rain forest by the Oregon Zoo.
www.blueplanetbiomes.org /golden_lion_tamarin.htm   (1017 words)

 Golden Lion Tamarin
The golden lion tamarin is the largest and related to the golden headed and golden rumped tamarins - all are among the most endangered of all mammals.
The tamarins spend much of the day playing with each other in a quarrelsome fashion, jumping easily through the trees, using their very long and partly webbed fingers to grip the branches.
In 1967, Brazil finally passed a law regulating the export of tamarins (although the practice is known to continue illegally) but by then the forests were being felled at an alarming rate and the little monkeys seemed doomed.
www.yptenc.org.uk /docs/factsheets/animal_facts/golden_lion_tamarin.html   (937 words)

 Animal Info - Golden-rumped Lion Tamarin
The golden-rumped lion tamarin is diurnal and predominantly
The golden-rumped lion tamarin once occupied a large forested area in the interior of the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, between the Rio Paranapanema and the Rio Tiete.
Although lion tamarins exploit forest in early stages of succession, they depend on tall, mature forest for their sleeping holes, which are dug out by woodpeckers, and for sufficient animal prey foraging sites, especially bromeliad epiphytes and leaf litter piles in vines and palm-tree crowns.
www.animalinfo.org /species/primate/leonchrp.htm   (1109 words)

 Environmental Defense - Meet the Golden Lion Tamarin
The golden lion tamarin is a squirrel-sized monkey with brilliant orange-gold fur.
The golden lion tamarin groups usually give birth to twins and care for them cooperatively, with the adult male customarily carrying them as the group travels.
Tamarins feed on fruit, insects, and small animals, and sleep in tree holes, which provide protection from predators and facilitate heat conservation.
www.environmentaldefense.org /article.cfm?ContentID=785   (209 words)

 Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program Mission Statement
Among the inhabitants of this ecosystem is the golden lion tamarin.
Future survival of the golden lion tamarin requires establishing wild populations over 4 or 5 times the size of the population in Po├žo das Antas in order for the species to have the genetic and demographic potential to exist and evolve as a natural species.
The Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program's primary mission is to maximize the probability of survival of a naturally evolving population of tamarins, and, through this goal, to preserve and expand what remains of the Atlantic Coastal Rainforest of Brazil.
www.hrw.com /science/si-science/biology/animals/glt/mstate.html   (5181 words)

 The Golden Lion Tamarin : Utah's Hogle Zoo
The Golden Lion Tamarin : Utah's Hogle Zoo
Like all tamarins, they are very sensitive to direct sunlight and, in the free living state, will retreat into the dense foilage during the hottest hours of the day.
In the early 1980s it was realized that there were more golden lion tamarins living in captivity than in the wild, and one of the first primate reintroduction programs was started.
www.hoglezoo.org /animals/view.php?id=85   (272 words)

 Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The golden lion tamarin is found in the country of Brazil, and is found on the Atlantic coast in the East.
The golden lion tamarin moves quadrupedally through the main canopy of the forest (Fleagle, 1988).
Kleiman (1978) noted that female golden lion tamarins in estrus tend to decrease scent-marking suggesting that the female might not want to advertise that she is in estrus to males which are not her mate.
members.tripod.com /uakari/leontopithecus_rosalia.html   (848 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Golden Lion Tamarins eat mainly fruits (80%) during the wet season, and rely on tree saps and gums during the dry season.
The Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program is described by the Smithsonian Institute page with info on the tamarins, details on captive breeding and reintroduction, and a video of the tamarins.
They are then sent to the Golden Lion Tamarin HQ in Poco das Antas and encouraged to forage naturally by moving their food and nest boxes further and further away.
www.szgdocent.org /resource/pp/p-tamgld.htm   (2095 words)

 UNEP-WCMC - Golden Headed Lion Tamarin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The conservation of this species is greatly aided by The Lion Tamarins of Brazil Fund (LTBF), established by the International Committees for each Lion Tamarin species in 1991.
Projects sponsored concerning the Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin during 1993 by this fund include: Conservation, Ecology and Behaviour of Golden-Headed Lion Tamarins in the Una Biological Reserve, Bahia, Brazil; and the "Projecto Mico-Leao-Baiano" Environmental Education Programme (Mallinson, 1994).
SPECIAL FEATURES This is one of the four species of Lion Tamarin, all of which are restricted in distribution to the remnants of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest.
www.unep-wcmc.org /species/data/species_sheets/liontama.htm   (771 words)

 Golden Lion Tamarin (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Golden lion tamarin was first described to the European world by the Jesuit Pigefetta, chronicler of the voyage of Magellan.
The Golden lion tamarin lives primarily in the tropical rain forests of Brazil.
In the zoo, tamarins are housed behind glass to protect them from exposure to human respiratory and other diseases to which they are susceptible.
www.honoluluzoo.org.cob-web.org:8888 /golden_lion_tamarin.htm   (479 words)

 Animals: Mammals Golden Lion Tamarin
The lion tamarins are the biggest of the Callitrichidae family.
Golden lion tamarins only exist in the fragmented remnants of the Atlantic Forest, in the basin of the Rio S'o Jo'o, in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Tamarins are strictly diurnal, rising with the sun.
www.philadelphiazoo.org /index.php?id=3_1_1_8   (666 words)

 About Golden Lion Tamarins - National Zoo| FONZ (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Golden lion tamarins are small orange-yellow monkeys, weighing 500 to 600 grams.
Golden lion tamarins inhabit the Atlantic coastal forest of Brazil.
Golden lion tamarins are omnivorous, feeding on fruits, insects, and small lizards.
nationalzoo.si.edu.cob-web.org:8888 /ConservationAndScience/EndangeredSpecies/GLTProgram/Learn   (811 words)

 Marwell Zoo Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In their natural habitat, the costal forests of SE Brazil, Golden Lion Tamarins spend their day foraging for food such as fruit, shoots, small lizards, and especially insects.
Golden Lion Tamarins live in family groups, usually 3 or 4 in number.
Although this ambitious programme has not been without its problems, continuing international cooperation means the future of the Golden Lion Tamarin in the wild is brighter than at any time in the last half century.
www.marwell.org.uk /pages/zooinfo/animalDetail.asp?animalUID=41   (331 words)

 Golden lion tamarin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Tamarins live in monogamous family units of two to eight, consisting of a breeding pair, their offspring from one or two litters, and perhaps other extended family members.
Lion tamarins in the wild eat fruit, flowers, insects, spiders, snails, and occasionally small vertebrates (lizards, frogs, hatchling birds, and bird eggs).
The tamarins at the Aquarium, a non-breeding pair, are part of a group managed by the International Cooperative Research and Management Committee, which is headquartered at the National Zoo (Smithsonian Institution).
www.aqua.org /animals_goldenliontamarin.html   (650 words)

 Send a Postcard at Woodland Park Zoo - Endangered Species
The golden lion tamarins are currently found only in a small area of Brazil northeast of Rio de Janeiro.
Golden lion tamarin have also been captured for sale as pets in nearby cities.
Woodland Park Zoo is a contributor to the International Lion Tamarins of Brazil Fund, which pays for golden lion tamarin-related public education, reforestation and land acquisition, and supports monitoring and management of the wild population.
www.zoo.org /ecards/tamarin.htm   (219 words)

 Brandywine Zoo - Animals in the Zoo - Golden Headed Lion Tamarin
Tamarins vocalize in a very high pitched squeaky call as well as chirps and clicks.
The Lion Tamarins are the most endangered primates in South America.
We currently have a family of three Golden Lion Tamarins, two females and one male, in the zoo.
www.brandywinezoo.org /liontama.html   (239 words)

 Lion Tamarins
Tamarins jump through trees using their fingers to hold onto branches.
Lion tamarins only live in this part of the world because they are arboreal (preferring dense vegetation of the rainforest).
Agriculture, industry and urban expansion all threaten the habitats of lion tamarins.
www.thewildones.org /Animals/tamarin.html   (427 words)

 Welcome to Lincoln's Folsom Children's Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Tamarins tend to be monogamous, remaining with the same mate for life.
Tamarins are currently found in a small area of Brazil northeast of Rio de Janerio.
Our Zoo has two kinds of tamarins — the Golden Lion tamarin (these are the all gold ones) and the Golden-headed tamarin (these animals have golden heads and fl bodies.) Tamarins can live 15-20 years in captivity.
www.lincolnzoo.org /animals/tamarin.html   (373 words)

 Golden Lion Tamarin Reintroduction: Save them, save us.
Most captive-born GLTs are released onto privately owned farms and ranches, called fazendas, outside the national reserves, totaling 140 individuals on more than 6,600 scattered acres of forest that previously had none, according to the most recent count of Benjamin Beck, the National Zoo’s associate director for biological programs.
So the golden lion tamarin has become the symbol for wildlife conservation and habitat protection on a greater scale.
Re-assessing the status and conservation of the golden lion tamarin Leontopithecus rosalia in the wild.
darwin.bio.uci.edu /~sustain/global/sensem/litzi298.html   (979 words)

 Environment News Service: 1,000th Golden Lion Tamarin Gets Birthday Gift of Habitat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Thirty years ago only 200 golden lion tamarins could be found living in their natural habitat in Brazil's Atlantic rainforest.
Denise Rambaldi, director of the Golden Lion Tamarin Association, a local NGO which has been carrying out conservation work with WWF support, was on hand to tell the government officials that while the new reserve is a step in the right direction, even more tamarin habitat must be protected before the species is safe.
The 1,000th birth is a highpoint for the Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Project that also aims to protect the tamarin's highly diverse and threatened habitat, the Atlantic Forest of Brazil.
www.ens-newswire.com /ens/apr2001/2001-04-05-04.asp   (622 words)

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