Golden-headed Lion Tamarin

Golden-headed lion tamarins are tree-dwelling monkeys that live in small social groups with a single breeding female. Offspring often remain in the group as they mature to help raise their younger siblings, thereby sacrificing their own reproductive opportunities.

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pronunciationPronunciation: TAM-uh-rin
lengthLength: 8.5 to 10 in
weightWeight: 1 to 1.5 lb
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 11 yrs
habitatHabitat: Tropical rainforest
dietDiet: Fruit, flowers, nectar, gum and small animals
exclamationRisk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Endangered)