Golden Lion Tamarins

  • Status

    Endangered Species

  • Size


  • Threat

    Habitat Destruction

  • Distribution

    Amazon rainforest

  • Diet


Found exclusively in the lush rainforests of Brazil, Golden Lion Tamarins are captivating creatures that have enchanted people worldwide.

With their vibrant golden-orange fur, majestic manes, and endearing faces, these endangered primates stand out as one of nature's most remarkable creations.
Join us on an extraordinary journey of discovery as we delve into their unique characteristics, explore the conservation efforts aimed at their survival, and appreciate the vital role they play in preserving the delicate ecosystem they call home.

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Fun Fact

Golden Lions Tamarins use different sleeping dens within dense vines and hollow trees each night to reduce the scent left behind so that predators struggle to find them.


Once down to around 200 individuals in the wild but brought back from the brink of extinction by a successful reintroduction program. Priority conservation actions include the planting of forest corridors and working with local landowners to assure permanent protection of the forest remaining on their farms.

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