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Credit: Philip Marazzi/Corbis Two golden lion tamarin monkeys (), native to the tropical forests south of Rio de Janeiro, huddle together on the branch of a tree.

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This tree-dwelling monkey has a small, rounded head surrounded by a thick, golden, lion-like mane.

Golden Lion Tamarin's Wisdom Includes:  Monogamy  Ability to fight for survival  Connection to swamps

Golden Lion Tamarin's Wisdom Includes: Monogamy Ability to fight for survival Connection to swamps

Golden Lion Tamarin (by jerry dohnal)

land-of-the-animals: “ Golden Lion Tamarin by Jerry Dohnal.

A rare golden lion tamarin monkey at the Bristol Zoo Gardens fell into a lake and was eaten by otters, a whistleblower told the Bristol Post. The incident is just one in a series of traumas that have befallen endangered species at the zoo in recent months.

Endangered Monkey Eaten by Otters at British Zoo of Horrors

A rare golden lion tamarin monkey at the Bristol Zoo Gardens fell into a lake and was eaten by otters, a whistleblower told the Bristol Post. The incident is just one in a series of traumas that have befallen endangered species at the zoo in recent months.

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Golden Lion Tamarin or Golden Marmoset - native to the Atlantic coastal forests of Brazil

The golden lion tamarin, being rescued by an international breeding and reintroduction program, inhabits small areas of the almost totally destroyed rainforests of Atlantic coastal Brazil.

The golden lion tamarin, being rescued by an international breeding and reintroduction program, inhabits small areas of the almost totally destroyed rainforests of Atlantic coastal Brazil.

Golden Lion Tamarin on Branch

Golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) perched on a branch in its enclosure at the Denver Zoo.

(Endangered) Sclater's black lemur (Eulemur flavifrons) is also known as the blue-eyed back lemur.    Photograph: Nora Schwitzer/Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation

In pictures: Meet the world's endangered primates

A male blue-eyed black lemur (Eulemur flavifrons), listed as Critically Endangered, in Sahamalaza–Iles Radama National Park, Madagascar.

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With a population of less than individuals, the golden-headed lion tamarin is one of the world's most endangered mammals.

Golden lion tamarin | Golden Lion Tamarins-Leontophithecus rosalia - ID: 12147927 © William ...

Golden lion tamarin | Golden Lion Tamarins-Leontophithecus rosalia - ID: 12147927 © William ...

The Golden Lion Tamarin is native to the Atlantic rainforest of Brazil. Once down to only several hundred animals, the species is being reintroduced to protected forest areas and its numbers are up. However, the species is still listed as Endangered and continues to be threatened by habitat loss.

Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus Rosalia) indigenous to the Atlantic coastal forests of Brazil

Happy family... ~Endangered Golden Lion Tamarins  {by Chris Balcombe}

Half Lion, Half Monkey? The World's Most Underrated Animal

All kids love a piggy back ride from dad, and these two baby Golden Lion Tamarins are no exception. In Tamarin tradition, the father carries the babies, with mom stepping in only to feed them when they feel hungry. (Photo by Chris Balcombe)

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