Tamarin, Golden Lion

Tamarin, Golden Lion

Leontopithecus rosalia

Vital Statistics


12 inches long, tail up to 17 inches


22 - 25 ounces


Mazuri Callitrichid, grapes, sweet potato, watermelon, apple, banana, blueberries, strawberries and mealworms


Status: Endangered

Geographic Region

Rainforests in southern and eastern Brazil from Bahia to Sao Paulo

At The Zoo

World of Adaptations

Did You Know?

Although tamarins are smaller than squirrels, they are called, “Kings of the Jungle,” because the manes around their faces make them look like lions.