Zoo Atlanta Tamarins Featured on Live Web Show

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A small monkey called the Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) is seen in a cage at the Hamamatsu Zoo in Shizuoka Prefecture on November 1, 2010. (KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

ATLANTA (AP) - Zoo Atlanta officials say two golden lion tamarins and their growing family are being featured on a live-streaming Animal Planet Internet show.

Zoo spokeswoman Keisha Hines says the tamarins, Robin, Theo and their children are being monitored by cameras providing live footage of the primate family - which includes a baby tamarind who was born less than two weeks ago.

The stream is featured as part of Animal Planet L!VE, which offers round-the-clock Internet access to 20 different cameras monitoring animals - including sea turtles, osprey and cockroaches - in zoos and aquariums in the U.S. and Canada.

Golden lion tamarins are an endangered species native to the Atlantic coast of Brazil. Hines says the zoo has played an active role in the conservation of the species.


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