One week in the past at the moment we had two little orange “lions” be part of our household – try footage from their first “photograph shoot” courtesy of Cari Breffle, one in all our amazingly devoted keepers! This is the third time that oldsters Guilda Rose and Jack have had twins since they joined the zoo household in 2009. Older siblings assist take care of newborns so mother and pop won’t lack for babysitters!
The golden lion tamarin is a small primate native to the japanese rainforests of Brazil. Although a profitable reintroduction program has helped carry them again from extinction, the golden lion tamarin nonetheless is taken into account to be an endangered species as there are estimated to solely be round 1,000 people in the wild.
Golden lion tamarins are greatest recognized for his or her vivid pelage which (as the identify suggests) is golden and orange in shade. The golden lion tamarin is one in all the smallest primates in the world with the common grownup rising to only 20cm tall! The golden lion tamarin additionally has an extremely lengthy tail which is commonly longer than the it is physique. Despite the lengthy size of the golden lion tamarin’s tail, it isn’t prehensiled which implies that the golden lion tamarin can not use it to seize onto bushes and maintain on.
The golden lion tamarin leads an arboreal existence that means that it spends the majority of its life inhabiting and shifting round in the bushes. The golden lion tamarin has sharp nails which might be virtually claw-like in look which helps it to maneuver round in and climb the bushes extra simply. The golden lion tamarin is an omnivorous feasting on a mix of crops and animals.
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