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Shvoong Home>Science>Zoology>Mico-lion-golden (Mico Leao Dourado) Summary

Mico-lion-golden (Mico Leao Dourado)

Book Summary   by:jdmendonca     Original Author: jdmendonca
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This abstract was translated from Mico Leao Dourado
 
Mico-lion-golden (rosalia Leontopithecus) the Primate who can be found in Atlantic Mata, the Southeast brasileiro.Com diurne habits and lives in the trees. They can be organized in groups of up to 8 elements and approximately live 15 years the maturity of fêma and reached from 1 year and the male it reaches it with about 2 years, the time of its reproduction it is of September the March with gestation delaying around 4 months and way, can generate, between 1 and 3 younglings. The mico-lion-golden one is a lightweight animal, the adult can weigh between 360 and 710 grams, and for a youngling 60 grams are considered as normal weight Is animal onívoros, with its its feeding sufficiently varied, fruits, insects, eggs, small birds and lizards are part of its diet (being in captivity the birds and lizards they are substituted by meat). With its shining and silky pelagem, of orange color and having one juba around the head, you give to the origin of its popular name popular.Nomes for the mico-lion: sagüi-piranga, sauí red sauí, sagüi, regional mico and other names. One meets in danger of extinção.Sendo an animal monogamist, when formed the couple, it is remained faithful, the just-been born one approximately passes four days hung to the womb of the mother. being that later, he is the father who, it takes care of of it, clean it and it combs it loads it being that the mother alone if approaches in the hour of the suck one that lasts ones fifteen minutos.Atualmente, the only place of preservation of this animal, the Biological Reserve of Well of the Tapirs, that approximately represents 2% of the original habitat of the species (unhappyly they remain circa 1000 in the world, half of which in captivity).
Published: December 17, 2007   
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