SMALL ORANGE HAIRED MONKEY OF SOUTH AMERICA PICS & INFO-Golden lion tamarins

Brazil
Golden lion tamarins live in the rapidly diminishing Atlantic Forest, a richly biodiverse region
that stretches down through Brazil and into Argentina and Paraguay. The Reserva Biológica
Poço das Antas, a 28,000-acre (11,331-hectare) forest reserve near Rio de Janeiro, protects the
golden lion tamarin’s habitat.

Golden Lion Tamarin is a mammal that traditionally inhabits lowland tropical forest. It has a hair covering and is able to speed up to 40km/h (24mph). Golden Lion Tamarin (leontopithecus rosalia) usually is 20-33.5cm (13.2-8in) and weights 550-700g (19-25oz). The animal lives 8-15 years in a troop lifestyle. Eats mostly: fruit, insects, small mammals, small reptiles

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Facts about golden lion tamarins
Name Golden Lion Tamarin
Habitat Lowland tropical forest
Scientific Name Leontopithecus rosalia
Predators Hawks, wild cats, snakes, rats
Top Speed 40km/h (24mph)
Colour Gold, orange, black, brown
Size 20-33.5cm (13.2-8in)
Weight 550-700g (19-25oz)
Main Prey Fruit, insects, small mammals, small reptiles
Genus Leontopithecus
Average Litter Size 2
Diet Omnivore
Skin Type Hair
Family Callitrichidae
Life Span 8-15 years
Order Primates
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Lifestyle Troop
Class Mammalia
Conservation Status Endangered
Type Mammal

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