Golden Lion Tamarind: Hands On with Two-Toed Sloth

Clyde Nishimura got these great shots of Vlad the sloth being tormented by a curious baby golden lion tamarind. The confrontation went down a little over a month ago at the National Zoo.



The Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) also known as Golden Marmoset, is a small New World monkey of the family Cebidae. Native to the Atlantic coastal forests of Brazil, the Golden Lion Tamarin is an endangered species with an estimated wild population of "more than 1,000 individuals" and a captive population maintained at approximately 490 individuals.

Tiny Twins at the Lakes Aquarium

Already the smallest monkey in the world, these baby marmosets are absolutely itty-bitty. Baby pygmy marmosets can currently  only be spotted by very keen-eyed visitors to Lakes Aquarium in the UK. They appear as furry lumps on the backs of their parents – most often their father.

These little babies only weight half an ounce!


This last picture actually comes from the Everland Zoo and Theme Park in South Korea, but should give you an idea of scale.

Baby marmoset on finger

This Pygmy Marmoset is in honor of William Richter, ZooBorns' #1 fan!

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