Zoo Atlanta’s newest arrival — a golden lion tamarin weighing less than 2 lbs. — and family will be the subject of a new live webcam from Animal Planet.
Viewers around the world will be able to observe life in a typical golden lion tamarin family now that Robin, Theo and their brood on Animal Planet L!VE, a new breed of entertainment from Discovery Communications. It features 24-7 access to the surprisingly human animal kingdom.
Launching today, the live feed, available at APL.TV, will introduce online audiences to the behaviors of the tiny South American primates as they feed, groom, and manage relationships among family members, including Robin’s 11-day-old infant, born on July 27.
Golden lion tamarins live in monogamous family groups, and everyone helps to raise the offspring.
Golden lion tamarins are an endangered species endemic to Brazil’s Atlantic Coastal forest, where only 7 percent of their forest habitat remains.
Zoo Atlanta has played an active role in the conservation of golden lion tamarins in Brazil through reintroductions and program support. Zoo Atlanta also manages the international captive breeding program and studbook for this species.
Zoo Atlanta animal care professionals will be participating in biweekly live chats to add fun facts and context to the family’s activities; stay tuned for more information on the chat schedule. View the golden lion tamarin cam on Animal Planet LIVE here: http://www.apl.tv/tamarins.htm.