Smallest Monkeys Of The World Are Pygmy Marmosets. Very Cute And Unusual Pets The pygmy marmoset also known as a dwarf monkey is indigenous to the rain-forests of Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia . The Pygmy Marmoset is one of the smallest primates, and is the smallest true monkey, It's size usually ranges from 14 to 16 centimeters not counting it's tail length tail (which may go up to 9 inches). Males weigh around 4.9 oz, and the females weigh around 4.2 oz.
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Marmosets usually have twins; triplets and quadruplets also occur.
Newborns must be fed every two hours around the clock.
Pygmy Marmoset diet is composed of about 80% exudates, gums an saps and 16% insects.
The Pygmy Marmoset’s claws help it cling to tree trunks.
Scientists discovered new cousins (a new Marmoset species) in 1993.
Pygmy Marmosets can live to be 15 years old.
The small size of the Pygmy Marmoset is great for hiding in the leaves from predators.
The smallness of this monkey doesn’t keep him from chasing intruders from his territory