Once nearing extinction, Brazil’s golden monkeys have rebounded from yellow fever, scientists say

Fri, 22 Sep 2023 03:56:20 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"There are now more golden lion tamarins bounding between branches in the
Brazilian rainforest than at any time since efforts to save the species started
in the 1970s, a new survey reveals.

Once on the brink of extinction, with only about 200 animals in the wild, the
population has rebounded to around 4,800, according to a study released Tuesday
by the Brazilian science and conservation nonprofit Golden Lion Tamarin

“We are celebrating, but always keeping one eye on other threats, because
life’s not easy,” said the nonprofit’s president, Luís Paulo Ferraz.

Golden lion tamarins are small monkeys with long tails and copper-colored fur
that live in family groups led by a mated pair. Usually, they give birth
annually to twins, which all family members help to raise by bringing them food
and carrying them on their backs."

Via Future Crunch:

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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