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Binghamton Zoo Welcomes Two Golden-headed Lion Tamarins

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park has announced the arrival of two golden-headed lion tamarins, Dan and Valentine.

Dan, a 15-year-old male, came to the zoo in April from the Utica Zoo.

Valentine, a 6-year-old female, comes to us from Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, DC.

These two primates are here on a breeding recommendation through the golden-headed lion tamarin Species Survival Plan (SSP). Golden-headed lion tamarins are small primates named for their bright gold mane surrounding the head.

Their bodies are dark brown to black, with golden markings along the arms and tail. They are native to the tropical forests of southern Brazil, and feed on the fruits, flowers, nectar, and insects of their habitat.

 

You can visit  Dan and Valentine this Saturday night at Ice Cream Safari.  Admissions is open 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm and is $6 for members and $10 for non-members. Purchase your tickets and find more event information at https://rossparkzoo.com/safari/