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Old Nov 13, 2004, 2:26 AM   #1
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Took this at the zoo

The Golden-headed Lion Tamarin belongs to a family of Tamarin species that are critically endangered, in fact they are amongst the most vulnerable species on earth.
They occur along the most heavily populated coastline in the world, the Atlantic coast of Brazil. Only fragments of habitat now remain.
These animals all belong to the Brazilian Government and are on loan to respected zoos throughout the world, to captive breed and conserve them.
They eat fruit, gums and insects.

Tamarins are squirrel-like, colorful monkeys. The Red-handed tamarin is named because of its reddish or orange hair on its hands and feet. It has a long tail that can be wrapped around branches. It has claws rather than fingernails on all fingers and toes except the big toe.
Like most tamarins, the Red-handed tamarin eats fruit, flowers, insects, spiders, lizards, frogs, and nectar.
The Red-handed tamarin can be found in the Amazon.
Tamarins live in groups of four to 15 members. Only one female in the groups breeds during mating season. The others suppress reproduction. This may be due to submission to the dominant female. A mother tamarin usually gives birth to two offspring. She cares for the young until they are 10 weeks old, at which time they become independent. The father takes an active roll in caring for the newborns. In fact, all members of the goup help raise the young, donating food to them and their mother.
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Old Nov 13, 2004, 11:37 AM   #2
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These are beautiful shots, I especially like the first one. It's so sad that so many remarkable, beautiful creatures on the earth are endangered.
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Old Nov 13, 2004, 1:46 PM   #4
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Endangered Animals taste the best with bbq sauce. Thank you.
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