golden lion tamarin

noun

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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Recent Examples on the Web Put on hold: Blame COVID-19 for the delay in trying to save Brazil’s golden lion tamarin. National Geographic, "Who's your new roommate?," 27 Aug. 2020 In May 2018, scientists confirmed the first golden lion tamarin death from yellow fever. Jill Langlois, National Geographic, "Pandemic threatens half-century of efforts to protect rare monkeys," 24 Aug. 2020 Snapshot: Above, the golden lion tamarin, which lives only in Brazil. Chris Stanford, New York Times, "Coronavirus, Oil, Earth Day: Your Wednesday Briefing," 22 Apr. 2020 Can Be Brought Back From Near Extinction In the 1970s, only 200 golden lion tamarins (GLTs) existed in their native Atlantic forest, located just outside of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Smithsonian Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, "Fifty Things We’ve Learned About the Earth Since the First Earth Day," 22 Apr. 2020 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 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

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1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Golden lion tamarin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/golden%20lion%20tamarin. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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