Golden-headed Lion Tamarin
- Golden-headed lion tamarins are small monkeys found only in Brazil.
- Their major threat is habitat loss with just 2-5% of their original habitat remaining.
- Their habitat continues to be cleared for farming, logging and human settlement.
- The failing cocoa industry has meant cacao trees are being replaced by palm oil and coconuts.
- In the west of their range the forest is increasingly destroyed and fragmented as a result of cattle ranching.
- Isolated populations are threatened by inbreeding.