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Golden Lion Tamarin Leontopithecus rosalia


The Golden lion tamarin lives in a small area of the tropical rainforest.

Diet in the wild

Fruits and insects

Diet at the Zoo

Fruits, vegetables and insects

Fascinating Facts

  • Largest member of the marmoset and tamarin group
  • Have claws instead of nails enabling them to grab insects in tight spots
  • Sleep in hollow tree cavities or dense vines
  • Sleep in different dens each day, making it harder for predators to find them