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The Golden Lion Tamarin The Smallest of the Primates By: SS. INTRODUCTION. name is golden lion Tamarin scientific name leontopithecus rosalia species is the primate family as big as a squirrel fur covers whole body except its face fur color is bright orange

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introduction
INTRODUCTION
  • name is golden lion Tamarin
  • scientific name leontopithecus rosalia
  • species is the primate family
  • as big as a squirrel
  • fur covers whole body except its face
  • fur color is bright orange
  • 1 foot tall not including tail
  • tails can be up to 17 inches long
  • are in endangered
  • they are endangered because of the rainforest disappearing
  • they live up to 8 years in captivity
  • they live up to 15 years in the wild
  • the oldest Tamarin lived to be 31 years old
  • it is in the primate and mammal family
habitat
HABITAT
  • lives in rainforests of south America
  • rainforest is disappearing
  • they prefer dense, primary rainforests
  • Lives near to Rio de Janeiro
  • Europeans cut down almost all rainforests were tamarins live
  • now rainforests are spotted around South America with barley any left
climate
CLIMATE
  • rains a lot
  • is very humid
  • 20% of earths oxygen comes from the Amazon
  • 9 feet of rain every year
  • is in the tropics
  • 72- 93F
landforms in there habitat
LANDFORMS IN THERE HABITAT
  • There are many mountains
  • Amazon Basin is near Rio de Janeiro
  • lowland forests
  • below 300 meters above sea level
  • hilltop forests
  • hillside forests
  • large gaps in tree growth
  • tall trees
  • swamp forests common
  • lots of vegetation
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FOOD
  • is a omnivore

Plants they eat: fruits,seeds,nuts

  • Animals they eat: insects, spiders, bird eggs, small lizards, small snakes and small tree frogs
  • eat ticks and tick eggs from each others fur
  • eats sap and gum from trees
predator and prey
Predator and Prey

Prey to:predator to:

Owls insects

Jungle cats spiders

Wild dogs birds eggs

Snakes small lizards

Hawks and eagles small snakes

Humans are there biggest predator

behavior
BEHAVIOR
  • roam territory for food
  • territories are marked by scent glands in chest and gentle areas
  • lives in groups of 2 to 11
  • lives in trees away from predators
behavior adaptations
Behavior Adaptations
  • eats ticks, bugs, and tick eggs from each others fur for food
  • sleeps in holes in trees to avoid predators
  • Roam territory for food during day
reproduction
Reproduction
  • both mother and father care for young
  • The father carries young on there back
  • Mothers nurse every 2 or 3 hours
  • Feed milk to young
  • When young are 6 months old they start to care for themselves
physical adaptations
Physical Adaptations
  • Uses claws to peel fruits and find insects in trees
  • The tail helps them keep their balance
  • nimble fingers help get bugs out of trees
  • they are monomorphic
physiological adaptations
PHYSIOLOGICAL ADAPTATIONS
  • strong muscles in legs to jump from branch to branch
  • makes scent in scent glands to mark territory
  • put upper incisors in trees to make holes so sap and gum seep out
  • lick droplets of gum with tongues
fun facts
FUN FACTS
  • Born in zoos and are taught to live in the wild
  • Portuguese name mico leao dourado
  • Group name troop
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