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40) Some species are bred in captivity and then released into the wild. These lion tamarins are native to Brazil but are very highly endangered because of the almost complete destruction of their habitat. Captive-born animals are being carefully released into wild forest preserves. Two small monkeys with reddish fur sitting on a tree branch. Photo taken in a Brazilian nature preserve.
Notes: Two small monkeys with reddish fur sitting on a tree branch. Photo taken in a Brazilian nature preserve.
Scientific name: Leontopithecus rosalia
Photo © by: Luis Claudio Marigo

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