golden lion tamarin


Definition of golden lion tamarin

: a tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) that has a reddish-gold coat and mane and occurs in remnants of tropical forest in southeastern Brazil

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On Friday, June 29, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo celebrated the birth of two golden lion tamarins to first-time parents Mo and Izzy. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "The National Zoo’s Golden Lion Tamarins Delight Curators with the Delivery of Twins," 3 July 2018 Update, July 3, 2018: At four days old, one of the Smithsonian National Zoo’s baby golden lion tamarins has died after falling off the back of one of its parents, Mo and Izzy. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "National Zoo Reports Death of Infant Golden Lion Tamarin," 2 July 2018 Once only 200 golden lion tamarins were left in the wild, the zoo said, but conservation measures and breeding programs had increased the wild population to 3,200. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Two endangered monkeys born at zoo last week, one died Tuesday," 4 July 2018 Harpt placed bits of banana in the gift boxes for the ruffed lemur and the golden lion tamarins. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee's zoo animals celebrate the holidays like humans — ripping open gifts," 13 Dec. 2017 True to form, the golden lion tamarins — mom Levi, dad Basil and three children — made a beeline for their gift box, gathering around it to pull out banana bits and then tipping the box over and playing with it. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee's zoo animals celebrate the holidays like humans — ripping open gifts," 13 Dec. 2017

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1957, in the meaning defined above

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