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Double TINY trouble! Twin pygmy marmoset monkeys born at UK zoo01:44

Double TINY trouble! Twin pygmy marmoset monkeys born at UK zoo

United Kingdom, Chester
December 4, 2020 at 18:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

Twin eastern pygmy marmoset babies, belonging to one of the world's most miniature species of primates, were born at Chester Zoo, as announced on Friday. The UK-based conservation and education charity, Chester Zoo, confirmed that the babies were born to parents Zoe and Baldrick in early September.

The babies currently each measure five centimetres (two inches) in length and are thought to weigh less than 10 grams, with an adult usually growing to be 20.32 centimetres (eight inches) and 130 grams.

Originating in Latin America, where they are native to some of the rainforests in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, the species is currently under threat from deforesation and habitat destruction, hunting and the illegal trading of wildlife.

Marmosets take their name from the French word, 'Marmouset,' which means shrimp and are sociable animals who often follow a behavioural pattern of choosing one mate for life.

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Twin eastern pygmy marmoset babies, belonging to one of the world's most miniature species of primates, were born at Chester Zoo, as announced on Friday. The UK-based conservation and education charity, Chester Zoo, confirmed that the babies were born to parents Zoe and Baldrick in early September.

The babies currently each measure five centimetres (two inches) in length and are thought to weigh less than 10 grams, with an adult usually growing to be 20.32 centimetres (eight inches) and 130 grams.

Originating in Latin America, where they are native to some of the rainforests in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, the species is currently under threat from deforesation and habitat destruction, hunting and the illegal trading of wildlife.

Marmosets take their name from the French word, 'Marmouset,' which means shrimp and are sociable animals who often follow a behavioural pattern of choosing one mate for life.

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