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41) In the first six years of this reintroduction project, 33 animals were successfully released and they produced 21 surviving offspring. Thus the reintroduction project initiated by zoos and researchers in both the U.S. and Brazil meant more than 50 new animals were living in the wild. Lion tamarin feeding in a tree.
Notes: Lion tamarin feeding in a tree.
Less than 200 of these animals remained in the wild before this reintroduction project began.
Question to think about: How could you count the number of wild animals living in an area?
Photo © by: Luis Claudio Marigo

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