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Golden Headed Tamarin

Golden Lion Headed Tamarin (1)

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Here at Chessington we one Golden Head Lion Tamarin - A female named Tamra (7 years old). You can find her living with the Pygmy marmosets. She definitely stands out from them though, being much larger and much brighter in colour. She also has a lovely golden mane around her head so it's very easy to see where the species gets their name from. While they wouldn't live in the same place in the wild, Golden Headed Lion Tamarins have a similar diet and live in similar habitats  to Pygmy Marmosets. They are also both part of the same family of primates (Callitrichids). 


  • Golden Headed Lion Tamarins often sleep within tree trunks
  • Tamarins mainly give birth to twins

Latest information regarding Coronavirus

Further to recent updates from the Government on the response to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the very difficult decision to close Chessington World of Adventures Resort as a precautionary measure.

Have a short break booked before 25th April? We can move your stay date with no extra cost!
For guests with short breaks arriving up to and including 25th April 2020, we have relaxed our usual terms and conditions so you can now reschedule your break to another date in the 2020 season with no additional cost*. Please complete the form here including your booking reference and the preferred date you would like to rearrange your booking to. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
*Subject to availability, please provide 3 alternative dates in order of preference, dates allocated on a first come first served basis.

Have a park ticket booked before 25th April? You can use this for another day in 2020!
If you have a park ticket for up to and including 25th April your ticket will be valid for use on any date during the 2020 season up to and including 1st November 2020.

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