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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