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Russ Mittermeier interacts with a wild golden lion tamarin in Brazil -- Conservation International

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Published on Jul 10, 2012

CI President and renowned primatologist Russ Mittermeier encounters wild golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia) in Brazil's Poço das Antas Biological Reserve. Through conservation efforts, the species — listed as Endangered by the IUCN Red List — has been expanded from about 200 wild individuals in the 1970s to nearly 1,600 today. The monkey is featured on Brazil's 20 real note, which Russ holds next to a tamarin in this video.

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