My top 10 favorite animals that most people have never heard of #5

pygmy-marmoset

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#5 Pygmy Marmoset

Size: 5.5-6.3 in. (14-16 cm.)

Weight: 4.2-4.9 oz (120-140 g.)

The world’s smallest monkey species, the pygmy marmoset is found in the jungle treetops of South America. Pygmy marmosets live together in groups with one dominant male, many females, and baby marmosets. Their lifespan is about 8-12 years. Though most find pygmy marmosets strange looking, I think their overly fluffy bodies and small faces are cute. The first time I HEARD of a pygmy marmoset was while watching one of  The Grim Adventure of Billy & Mandy TV movies, where one of the “EVIL” robots exclaimed while asleep “I am dreaming I am a Pygmy Marmoset…”. Afterwards I went on to Google and saw a picture of one and have liked them ever since.

Fun Facts

*Unfortunately pygmy marmosets are becoming popular pets for the rich and famous, causing illegal animal smuggling for exotic pets.

~Breanna D.

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