Animal Age

How old does a Golden lion tamarin get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Golden lion tamarin reaches?

An adult Golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) usually gets as old as 24.75 years.

Golden lion tamarins are around 134 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 51 grams (0.11 lbs) and measure 10.7 cm (0′ 5″). As a member of the Callitrichidae family (genus: Leontopithecus), their offspring is 2 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 26.1 cm (0′ 11″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Golden lion tamarin gets as old as 24.75 years

The golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia, Portuguese: mico-leão-dourado [ˈmiku leˈɐ̃w̃ dowˈɾadu], [liˈɐ̃w̃ doˈɾadu]), also known as the golden marmoset, is a small New World monkey of the family Callitrichidae. Native to the Atlantic coastal forests of Brazil, the golden lion tamarin is an endangered species. The range for wild individuals is spread across four places along southeastern Brazil, with a recent census estimating 3,200 individuals left in the wild and a captive population maintaining about 490 individuals among 150 zoos.

Animals of the same family as a Golden lion tamarin

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Callitrichidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Golden lion tamarin

With an average age of 24.75 years, Golden lion tamarin are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Golden lion tamarin

The same number of babies at once (2) are born by:

Weighting as much as Golden lion tamarin

A fully grown Golden lion tamarin reaches around 593 grams (1.31 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Golden lion tamarin

Those animals grow as big as a Golden lion tamarin: