Golden lion tamarin infant born at Roger Williams Park Zoo



PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI)– Roger Williams Park Zoo revealed Wednesday the birth of its newest threatened golden lion tamarin.

The golden lion tamarin was born upon Aug. 11. Zookeepers have actually not yet identified the infant’s gender.

Golden lion tamarins are squirrel-sized monkeys with a golden ruff that looks like a lion’s hair. At birth, the golden lion tamarin is totally furred with eyes open. It holds on to its mom for the very first couple of weeks and nurses for 90 days.

After about 5 weeks, it starts to experience things individually.

Visitors can see the infant golden lion tamarin and its mommy inside the Faces of the Rain forest display.

The golden lion tamarin is belonging to the tropical forests of Brazil and is noted as threatened. The Zoo stated the damage of 90% of the Atlantic coast’s forests for logging and advancement has actually played a substantial function in the endangerment of the types.

” Golden lion tamarins are among 50 types we have here at the Zoo handled under the Types Survival Strategy (SSP),” stated Amy Roberts, the Zoo’s director of animal programs. “The Zoo is among 150 around the world taking part in the golden lion tamarin SSP.”