Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Golden Lion Tamarin interesting facts
Do you know that (golden lion tamarin interesting facts): - The golden lion tamarin is a small monkey and its native home is the southeastern rainforests of Brazil. - The golden lion tamarin eats mainly fruits, insects, and small vertebrates. - The golden lion tamarin female usually gives birth to twins - tamarins babies. - The golden lion tamarin is considered an endangered species. There are only around 1000 golden lion tamarin individuals left in the wild. - Golden lion tamarins live in small family groups. Usually the group consists of two to eight tamarins - breeding pair and their offspring, and usually other relatives. - Golden lion tamarins have sharp nails. These nails help the golden lion tamarin to move around in and climb the trees easily. - The biggest threat to the golden lion tamarin are nocturnal predators such as snakes, big rats and wild cats. These animals could reach the golden lion tamarins in their resting place in the trees. - A sad fact is that only 50% of all golden lion tamarin babies survive the first year of their life. - Despite the name (lion), these rare primates have far more in common with their monkey relatives than any feline.