NZP's Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin Family

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The first baby golden-headed lion tamarin ever born in captivity in North America was born at the National Zoological Park in August of 1986. Shown here is the father tamarin grooming the mother, who is carrying the baby on her back. They are in the Small Mammal House.


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Featured in TORCH, October 1986

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 5 Folder October 1986

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Zoos
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  • Endangered ecosystems
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  • Endangered species


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  • Animal, candid

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Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Animal, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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