golden lion tamarin baby

I really like golden lion tamarins. They have always appeared to me to be a creature out of fantasy rather than reality. They’re both so alien and familiar.

From Wikipedia:

    The Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) also known as Golden Marmoset, is a small New World monkey of the family Cebidae. Native to the Atlantic coastal forests of Brazil, the Golden Lion Tamarin is an endangered species and among the rarest animals in the world, with an estimated wild population of 1,000 individuals and a captive population of approximately 500. [more...]

Via Steve Harris’s Flickr Photostream!

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Tamarin or tacky automobile paint job?

Perhaps this is a very beautiful animal, but after seeing a number of cars painted black with flame decals, I just can’t look at this golden-headed lion tamarin without thinking “couldn’t you have better taste?”

Via Danny Barron’s Flickr photostream.

(My next post is going to be huge. Apparently TOO huge. It broke the theme. I’m going to have to either edit the theme, or completely replace it! It will be worth it though! Hopefully!!)

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