Saturday, June 16, 2012

Plastic Golden Lion Tamarin

A colorful, exotic, and rare primate!

Our Plastic Golden Lion Tamarin

This engaging-looking plastic golden lion tamarin replica is made of solid plastic and stands on a branch. It is 1 1/2 inches tall from the ground to the top of the head. The color is somewhat imaginative, but has distinctive highlights. Our golden lion tamarin miniature has a concerned expression but promises not to bite. This golden lion tamarin replica makes an interesting pet,or gift and fits nicely into a shoebox diorama for a school project. Check out our other monkey toys and gifts.

About Golden Lion Tamarin

The golden lion tamarin is a highly endangered New World monkey. It has a flat nose but its tail, although long, is not prehensile. It is found in the rain forests of Brazil and may only have 1000 individuals left in the wild. It is arboreal, diurnal and lives in small groups of about 14 individuals. It derives its name from its lion-like features. The golden lion tamarin is a reddish orange to golden brown in color. Its hair is longer and darker around the face, forming a mane on top of the head and on the cheeks and throat. Its limbs are slender yet capable with sharp claw-like nails (called tegulae), befitting its strictly arboreal life.

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