Golden-headed lion tamarin by jdmphotography

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Image was taken at Banham zoological wildlife park Norfolk England UK

Golden-headed lion tamarin I love this image……………. (-:

The golden-headed lion tamarin is a small, squirrel-sized monkey, about 26 cm long with a 35 cm tail and long golden lion-like mane.

It is predominantly black with golden fur to the front of the mane, the lower half of the front paws and part of the tail. The face, hands and feet remain bare.

The feet have sharp claws (most other primates have nails) that are useful for gripping and climbing branches and also for grabbing their insect meals.

Country: Brazil

Continent: South America

Diet: Insects – insectivore, fruit – frugivore, small lizards.

Food & feeding: Omnivore

Habitats: Tropical Rainforest

Conservation status: Endangered

“Golden-headed lion tamarin” was featured in Primate Art


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  • jdmphotography
    jdmphotographyalmost 6 years ago


  • “Golden-headed lion tamarin” was featured in Primate Art

    – jdmphotography

  • digitalmidge
    digitalmidgealmost 6 years ago

    Oh my gosh these are so cute, they look like little warriors from the “Planet of the Tamarins” or adorable, instant fave…wow what a shot you got here Jon.. ;-)

  • Yool
    Yoolalmost 6 years ago


  • paulscar
    paulscaralmost 6 years ago

    beautiful colors – amazing capture!!

  • Stephen Rowsell
    Stephen Rowsellalmost 6 years ago

    nice shot jon, good contrast

  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgeralmost 6 years ago

    This is very beautiful shot, fabulous!!!

  • jdmphotography
    jdmphotographyalmost 6 years ago


  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottalmost 6 years ago

    love the pose, beautiful capture

  • Stormygirl
    Stormygirlalmost 6 years ago

    These are beautiful

  • aphoto4you
    aphoto4youalmost 6 years ago

    wow what a difference this makes looking at it as large option…PERFECT……my instant favorites

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