Earth’s Treasure Chest
Wildlife Mural Mosaic

Karel Doruyter


Golden Lion Tamarin

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Artist Comments: More than 90% of the original Atlantic coastal forest, which contains the golden lion tamarin's habitat, has been lost or fragmented to obtain lumber and charcoal and to clear out areas for plantations, cattle pasture, and development. Capture for zoos and private collections also contributed to its decline in the past. The golden lion tamarin is still under severe threat from continued deforestation, much of which is undertaken to create weekend beach properties. Less than 2% of the forest remains in the region where the golden lion tamarin lives.