Pygmy Marmoset - Cebuella pygmaea
Pygmy Marmoset - Cebuella pygmaea

Pygmy Marmoset - Cebuella pygmaea

Weighing in at just over 100 grams this South American rainforest dweller is the smallest monkey and one of the smallest primates in the world, only Berthe's mouse lemur from Madagascar is smaller.

These tiny black, gray and golden brown  primates spend their lives high in the trees living together in troops of two to nine individuals.

They can leap up to 5 metres between trees, nearly 50 times their body length.


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