Kingdom : Animalia
                     Class : Mammalia
                  Family : Callitrichidae
   Scientific Name : Leontopithecus Rosalia

                       Size : 20 - 33.5cm 
                                  (8 - 13.2in)
                  Weight : 550 - 700g 
                                  (19 - 25oz)
            Top Speed : 40km/h (24mph)
             Life Span : 8 - 15 years

                 Colour : Gold, Orange, 
                                 Black, Brown
            Skin Type : Hair
 Special Features : Golden colour and thick
                                  lion-like mane on top 
                                  of head
  1. Golden Lion Tamarins are small monkeys found in the Eastern Brazilian Rain forests.
  2. They are most famous for their bright golden orange fur.
  3. They are one of the smallest primates in the world, growing between 20-33 cm in height.
  4. They also have an exceptionally long tail, which is often longer than the length of their body.
  5. Despite the length, the tail does not help them grab and hold on to trees as it is not prehensile.
  6. They are arboreal animals, spending most of their lives on trees.
  7. Their sharp, claw-like nails help them climb and move around on trees.
  8. They are diurnal animals active during the day and resting at night.
  9. They sleep and rest in nesting holes and small hollows in trees.
  10. Golden Tamarins are omnivores feeding on sweet fruits, berries, leaves, insects, small mammals and reptiles.
  11. Their natural predators are snakes, wild cats and rats.
  12. They live in troops led by the breeding male and female.
  13. They are quite territorial and fights between golden tamarin troops are not uncommon.
  14. Each golden tamarin in a troop patrols their territory which can be sometimes as huge as 100 acres.
  15. Usually, they breed once a year between September and march.
  16. The female golden tamarin gives birth to twins after a 4-month gestation.
  17. The baby golden tamarins are looked after by their mother for the first 3 months.
  18. Habitat loss is their biggest threat and consequently, they are an endangered species today.

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