Loose at the Zoo

Loose at the Zoo

Take a close look at the golden lion tamarin at its home in The National Zoo of Washington, DC. This endangered animal hails from the coastal region of Brazil, where less than two percent of the forest remains. See how few species possess the skill and agility that this very special (and adorable) breed of monkey displays.

Meet the Golden Lion Tamarins of the National Zoo!

Fitted with radio collars and tracked by volunteers, this family of golden lion tamarins roams free on the grounds of the National Zoo.

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  • Getting to Know Gibbons

    With their long arms and legs, gibbons are adapted to swinging and moving high in the tree canopy. You can see them at the National Zoo.

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  • Striving to Save a Species

    Find out more about the National Zoo's efforts to conserve this charismatic species through the Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program.

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