Golden Lion Tamarin

Leontopithecus rosalia

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

DIET
IN THE WILD – Fruits and insects
IN 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