Black-faced lion tamarin

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Black-faced lion tamarin

Order : Primates
Family : Callitrichidae
Species : Leontopithecus caissara


The Black-faced lion tamarin is listed as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Black-faced lion tamarin habitats
Forest and Subtropical / Tropical Moist Lowland

Facts about the black-faced lion tamarin

An arboreal species, the black-faced lion tamarin is active in the day and uses its long dextrous digits to forage for fruit, insects, and nectar (2).

The Black-faced Lion Tamarin is a

The black-faced lion tamarin is found in lowland forest. (Full text)

The black-faced lion tamarin is threatened by the development of tourism, the harvesting of palm hearts, and further deforestation to provide more land for (Full text)

The Black-Faced Lion Tamarin is certainly the rarest and possibly the most endangered of the South American primates. (Full text)

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