If you love lions and monkeys, you might be fascinated by the golden lion tamarin, a small and beautiful primate that lives in the forests of Brazil. It has bright orange fur and a long mane that resembles a lion’s, but it is much smaller and more agile than its feline namesake.
The golden lion tamarin is a social animal that lives in family groups of two to eight members. It spends most of its time in the treetops, jumping and climbing with its long tail and claw-like nails. It eats fruits, insects, and small animals and shares its food with its relatives. It also communicates with different sounds and gestures, such as whistles, trills, barks, and facial expressions.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic / Monomorphic (size)
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Troop
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No