Golden Headed Lion Tamarin
When in danger of defending its territory, this tamarin raises its fantastic mane and fluffs up its fur to give it the appearance of being bigger than it really is, whilst flicking its tongue at the intruder to scare them away.
Females and males are very similar in appearance, as are the young, but unlike most other primates, it is the adult female that is usually larger than the adult male.
DID YOU KNOW? The Golden-headed lion tamarins make several different sounds including trills, clucks, long calls and whines.
- Least Concern
- Near Threatened
- Critically Endangered
- Extinct in the Wild