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Thu July 11, 2013

Topeka Zoo Welcomes Twin Baby Golden Lion Tamarins

The Topeka Zoo says it's happy to announce that a 3-year-old golden lion tamarin named Devra gave birth to twins Wednesday.

Twin baby tamarins spending quality time with their mother, Devra.
Credit Topeka Zoo

She and the babies' father, Charlie, are first-time parents. They arrived in Topeka in December as part of the Golden Lion Tamarin Species Survival Plan.

The zoo says it will post updates and daily pictures of the baby monkeys on its Facebook page.

Golden lion tamarins are native to Brazil's coastal rain forests. In the early 1970s, there were fewer than 200 alive. Their population has since rebounded to about 1,600 monkeys living in the wild.

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