Friday, March 23, 2007

Golden Lion Tamarin Zoo Atlanta

~ Until he extends the circle of his compassion to
all living things, man will not himself find peace ~
-- Dr. Albert Schweitzer --

Several years ago, I had the privilege of tracking Golden Lion Tamarins at Zoo Atlanta. Pictured above is Houston. She was the mother of 'our' group. Sadly this group did not get released but since then, others have. It's so good to know this project is continuing!

The following is an excerpt from the Zoo Atlanta web site:

Zoo Atlanta has been an active participant in the Golden Lion Tamarin (GLT) Conservation Project since 1992. Through this program, two groups of captive-born tamarins have completed "boot camp" (a free-ranging experience designed to teach them the necessary locomotion, climbing and foraging skills for survival in the wild) and returned to Brazil. Destruction of the Brazilian coastal rain forest has greatly reduced the GLTs' native range.
Read more about Free-Ranging at the Zoo

1 comment:

  1. What a great program! And the Tamarins are so beautiful.


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