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Pygmy Marmoset Callithrix pygmaea

Habitat

The Pygmy marmoset lives in the understory of the rainforest and is commonly found near rivers

Diet in the wild

Insects, arachnids and gum from trees

Diet at the Zoo

Fruits, vegetables and insects

Fascinating Facts

  • World's smallest true monkey
  • Lives 11 to 12 years in the wild and into their twenties in captivity
  • Groom each other as a way of social bonding
  • Can climb very high up in trees due to small size
  • Often have litters of twins