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Golden Lion Tamarins, by Cohen, Jessie, 1983, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 2003-19577.

July 25, 1984

Eight United States-born golden lion tamarins are released into the wilds of Brazil's Poco das Antas Biological Preserve by the National Zoological Park. Fifteen animals had been sent to Brazil in November 1983 as part of a reintroduction program, and nine of them had been introduced to a half-way cage located in the wilds on May 2, 1984.More

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