Teeny tiny womb
May 23, 2011 6:09 AM Subscribe
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A rare black lion tamarin at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust gave birth by c-section
last month (via
). The c-section was necessary because, though tamarins usually give birth to twins, this mother had only a single baby that was too big to deliver naturally (adult tamarins weigh about 600 grams).
This baby black lion tamarin is the first born outside of Brazil in 8 years. Like the golden lion tamarin, black lion tamarins have been targeted for captive breeding programs
because of habitat loss. The Golden Lion Tamarin is one of the success stories of captive breeding, with hope
to the Brazilian Cloud Forest.