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  1. The Golden Lion TamarinThe Smallest of the PrimatesBy: SS

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. FUN FACTS • Born in zoos and are taught to live in the wild • Portuguese name mico leao dourado • Group name troop