Endangered Lion Tamarin Monkeys Come to NZP

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Ten endangered golden-headed lion tamarin monkeys arrive at the National Zoological Park in the middle of May, sent from Brazil to the NZP and Front Royal. The 10 tamarins are part of a large group of animals that was smuggled out of Brazil in 1983. As a result of "painstaking negotiations," most of the monkeys were returned to Brazil temporarily.


  • Conservation Biology Institute (National Zoological Park)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, "The Torch," May 1986, p. 3-4.

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March, 1986


  • Animals
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Tamarins
  • Endangered species

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