Golden Headed Lion Tamarin

Golden-headed Lion Tamarin Leontopithecus chrysomelas

Cute couple alert! Golden-headed lion tamarins mate for life.

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ORIGIN:
Southern Brazil

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HABITAT:
Rainforests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
12-25 oz
Length: 8-13 in

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DIET:
Fruits, insects and bird eggs

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PREDATORS:
Snakes and birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp teeth

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REPRODUCTION:
4-month gestation; sexually mature at 1-2 yrs

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THREATS:
Habitat loss and collection for the pet trade

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
21 yrs in human care

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8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

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