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Hair-raising golden lion tamarins find their feet

The baby Golden Lion tamarins with dad Fraggle.
The baby Golden Lion tamarins with dad Fraggle.Picture: Toby Zerna

Hair we go! A couple of little baby golden lion tamarins are finding their feet at Mogo Zoo on NSW’s south coast. The pair, who are yet to be named, were born on Australia Day this year.

“They are so cute now. They are starting to become very inquisitive and curious, and they have found their voice among the group of other monkeys,” the zoo’s senior primate keeper Nichola Creighton said.

When fully grown the monkeys will still only measure about 25cm.

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The endangered species are native to Brazil but were born as part a special breeding program at Mogo.

“We are extremely lucky in that we have had great success breeding these monkeys,” Ms Creighton said.

“It keeps numbers up globally and highlights issues facing the survival of these creatures. We will try and find them South American style names.”

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