Golden Lion Tamarin Twins

The
golden lion tamarin is one of the most endangered of all primates and
this birth is very significant for the future of these animals. The
babies were born as a part of the Species Survival Plan, a cooperative
population management and conservation program for selected species in
zoos and aquariums in North America. This program ensures that captive
populations of animals, like the golden lion tamarins, survive and
contribute to reintroduction programs for years to come.

The parents and babies are on exhibit together in the Golden Lion Tamarin exhibit near Primate Forest.

 
Read more about Golden Lion Tamarins.