Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My Golden Tamarin Lion Entry

Hi jammers! Jammie263 here!

I totally forgot about showing you guys my entry, so here it is:

Golden Lion Tamarin Monkeys

     The golden lion tamarin, also known as the golden marmoset is a small New World monkey. Golden lion tamarins are native to the Atlantic coastal forests of Brazil. These monkeys got its name from its reddish orange color and the long hairs around their face. This makes them look a lot like a lion, which is where its name came from. These amazing creatures weigh about 12 lb, and are one of the smallest primate animals.  They often carry their young on their back, and males always help raise offspring. Golden lions even have claw-like nails unlike flat nails like we humans have. Their nails help them cling to tree trunks and move along small branches, whether walking, running, or leaping! 
   Males and females don’t actually have a large distinction. Usually active for around 12 hours daily, with a range of 2-8 members in their social groups, these creatures are definitely one of the coolest and most interesting animals around! Brazil’s rain forest are being cut down because of logging, agriculture, and industry, these monkeys are actually on the endangered species list with an estimated number of only 1,500 left.

                                                                        -Snowflake Arcticivy

Yeah okay I must admit, not nearly as good as Papad's, but I tried. :L

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