Golden Lion Tamarin
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Golden Lion Tamarin is a type of Friend that appeared in the original Kemono Friends mobile game.
In Real Life
Despite being named "Golden Lion Tamarin", it's not a lion but is a monkey; it gets the name from its bright reddish orange pelage and the extra long hairs around the face and ears which give it a distinctive mane.
The golden lion tamarin is typically around 261 mm and weighs around 620 g. There is almost no size difference between males and females. The golden lion tamarin has tegulae, which are claw-like nails. Tegulae enable tamarins to cling to the sides of tree trunks. It may also move quadrupedally along the small branches, whether through walking, running, leaping or bounding.
Native to the Atlantic coastal forests of Brazil. They can be found in hilltop forests and swamp forests.
The golden lion tamarin is active for a maximum of 12 hours daily. It uses different sleeping dens each day. By frequently moving their sleeping nests around, groups minimize the scent left behind, reducing the likelihood of predators finding them. The first activities of the day are traveling and feeding on fruits. As the afternoon nears, tamarins focus more on insects. By late afternoon, they move to their night dens. Tamarin groups use hollow tree cavities, dense vines or epiphytes as sleeping sites. The golden lion tamarin tends to be active earlier and retire later in the warmer, wetter times of the years as the days are longer. During drier times, it forages for insects longer as they become more scarce.
The golden lion tamarin has a diverse, omnivorous diet consisting of fruits, flowers, nectar, bird eggs, insects and small vertebrates. They rely on microhabitats for foraging and other daily activities and tamarins will use bromeliads, palm crowns, palm leaf sheaths, woody crevices, lianas, vine tangles, tree bark, rotten logs, and leaf litters.
Golden lion tamarins are social and groups typically consist of 2-8 members. They are highly territorial and groups will defend their home range boundaries and resources from other groups; they emit "whine" and "peep" calls, which are associated with alarm and alliances respectively.