Worth the Drive: Santa Barbara Zoo Welcomes Baby Tamarins

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Pretty much everyone is sweet on a particular beastie or two, and for various reasons. Perhaps the animal lives in the area in which we grew up; perhaps it is the first animal we remember seeing at safari park. Perhaps it is simply that the animal in question is beautiful and majestic and inspires love. One of our instant wins in all matters animalia is when an animal is named after another animal, or at least in part. It suggests that Animal A shares some of the characteristics of Animal B, which intrigues. Look no further than the Golden Lion Tamarin, which is, in fact, not a lion, or even feline. It is a monkey, which you know instantly, of course, but the Golden Lion Tamarin’s feathery mane? Yep. Totally leonine. We do love this monkey so, and so we were delighted, with all the zoo births going down right now, to hear that twin tamarins were born in Santa Barbara a couple of weeks back.

To read more about the cute twin tamarins at the Santa Barbara Zoo, read the full article from NBC Bay Area here.

Each week NBC Bay Area will provide Red Tricycle readers with the inside scoop on a special destination that’s always “Worth the Drive.” NBC Bay Area uncovers and connects their users to all that the city has to offer so they can be true city insiders. They go beyond the obvious and provide access to untold stories and the stories behind the stories.