Golden Lion Tamarin

Wouldn’t it be nice to have hair like this? As you might guess, the golden lion tamarin gets its name from the thick rings of hair around its head that resemble a lion’s mane. 


Golden lion tamarins live primarily in trees. They sleep in hollows at night to conserve heat and to hide from predators. They forage during the day for fruit, insects, and lizards. They form family groups called troops. The males help raise their offspring. Because there has been a loss of their habitat in Brazil, they are an endangered species.