Thursday, August 10, 2006

Baby Tamarin Born At Philadelphia Zoo

tamarinThe Philadelphia Zoo now has a new addition to their monkey family. A baby golden lion tamarin was welcomed into the world on August 2.

Pele, an adult female, gave birth to the tiny baby, who will join four other tamarians at the zoo.

Tamarins are typically found in the southeastern coastal region of Brazil. They were considered one of the 25 most endangered primate species in the world, but a major conservation effort has helped boost their population from hundreds to thousands in the wild.

Story here.

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