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"Endangered Golden Lion Tamarin"Image by Michael Rothman (visit gallery »)
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TitleEndangered Golden Lion Tamarin Contact
»Michael Rothman DescriptionThe illustration depicts a Golden Lion Tamarin, Leontopithecus rosalia, about to feed on a Sarcaulus brasiliensis fruit. This primate survives among small remnant plots in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Habitat destruction has been the principle cause of its decline, though effective captive breeding programs and even the successful reintroduction of family groups into some former sites in its original range have occurred, less than 1500 individuals are known to survive. KeywordsMico-leão Dourado, Mata Atlântica, Callitrichidae, Golden marmoset, Rio das Ostras, Cabo Frio, Rio Bonito, Saquarema, Silva Jardim, Araruama, Rio Bonito, Casimiro de Abreu, cabruca agriculture, cacao farming Media Color Categories Nature, Science Subject(s) Mammals, Vertebrates, Ecosystem, Editorial, Institutional, Landscape