Rare Twin Tamarins Born

Rare Twin Tamarins Born

5/1/19

The Gulf Breeze Zoo welcomed two new furry little members to its family last month when a boy/girl set of twin golden-headed lion tamarins was born. Now this week, Derwin and Dahlia are enjoying their general public debut, hanging out with their parents and exploring their tamarin exhibit stomping grounds of the zoo. "They're explorers, they're constantly on and off their parents' backs," said Gulf Breeze Zoo Executive Director of the rare primates, who were born on March 18. "And they're constantly playing, climbing and generally exploring everything in sight."

Golden-headed lion tamarins, named for their distinguished golden manes, are endemic to Brazil. They are endangered as they are only found in a very small area of the country.