The Golden lion tamarin lives primarily in the tropical rain forests of Brazil. They once roamed the vast forest that stretched from the Atlantic coast to the inland mountain range of Serra do Mar. These primates are arboreal and prefer dense, primary forests. They are highly adapted to their environment, which is one of the reasons for concern: fully 99% of the primary forests they need to survive has been cut down for agriculture and housing construction.
- Golden lion tamarins are social and groups typically consist of 2-8 members.
- The Golden lion tamarin is a very active and vocal little primate.