And baby makes four tamarins at Roger Williams Park Zoo

Tamarins are squirrel-size monkeys with a golden ruff that resembles the mane of a lion.

The tamarin family lives in Faces of the Rainforest, an exhibit at the zoo that looks and feels to them like an open rainforest.

Nahabedian calls the habitat “a wonderful place for animals,” and the proof seems to be in the baby monkeys. Two other kinds of monkey, the White-Faced Saki and the Southern Black Howler, have each produced an offspring since the first of two Sakis was born Jan. 8, 2018.



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the zoo’s second endangered golden lion tamarin, was born Friday. The first, Angus, was born Dec. 13, 2019, to a tamarin couple that met online, father Kyle and mother Raff, (pronounced Rafe) in the Saving Animals from Extinction program.