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Pygmy marmosets: smallest monkey in the world


Sweet double pack: Pygmy marmosets are usually born as dizygot twins - Image: Shutterstock / bluedogroom

With a body size of twelve to 15 centimeters and a weight between 85 and 140 grams, the pygmy marmoset is the smallest representative of the real monkeys. You can see how it lives in our picture gallery. Sweet double pack: Pygmy marmosets are usually born as dizygot twins - Image: Shutterstock / bluedogroom As adult monkeys, pygmy marmosets live in trees and are active during the day - Image: Shutterstock / Cuson If you want to meet the little guys in nature, you have to travel far… Image: Shutterstock / Karel Gallas ... they are at home in various areas of Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador, for example - Image: Shutterstock / Cuson Between 85 and 140 grams: the little ones don't weigh more - Image: Shutterstock / bluedogroom They can climb fantastically with their claws - Image: Shutterstock / Cuson The monkeys grow to a length of around twelve to 15 centimeters, the tail up to 23 centimeters - Image: Shutterstock / bluedogroom Pygmy marmosets are sociable and live in groups of up to nine animals - Image: Shutterstock / Cuson Posing for a snapshot? Sure, of course! - Image: Shutterstock / Cuson

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