Life history

placeholder gif[Golden Lion Tamarin]

Body size up to 22cm with a tail of 26-34cm.

The diet of the tamarin in the wild is fruit,flowers, nectar, plant sap, spiders, snails, insects, lizards and birds. When the young start to take solid food it is prepared for them by the father who squashes it in his fingers.

Male and female tamarins take it in turns to carry the young until they can get around on their own after about two months.

Written by DP

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Technical Information (Metadata)
Technical Information (Metadata)
Title Value
Written by DP
Organisation Ellacombe Primary Year 6 January 2003
Website not stated
Contributor   DP Ellacombe Primary Year 6 Jan 2003  
Identifier ref 774
Creator   Rider. Phil  
Format   colour photograph; 152 mm x 229 mm  
Coverage   Devon. Paignton  
Source   Paignton Zoo  
Subject   Paignton Zoo. Conservation. Breeding  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Paignton Zoo  
Rights   Paignton Zoo  
Keywords breeding rare breeds conservation tamarin