The World’s Smallest Monkey

The Pygmy marmoset (Cebuella pygmaea) is the smallest monkey in the world. They live in the Amazon of South America, hanging out in the forest looking for tree sap or gum to eat.  On average these little monkeys weigh 124 grams, which is about the size of a kitten.

pygmy marmoset, monkey, callithrix pygmaea

Photo credit: Malene Thyseen

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Callithrix_pygmaea.html

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  1. Rising Star
    fishyfish33 says:

    that monkey is soo cute, I can’t beleive it is so small!

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  2. Tree Hugger
    Pascal says:

    How small?

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  3. Green Bean
    aguilara says:

    aweeeeee sooo cuutttte i should tumblr, facebook , and twitter this :)

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  4. Toadstool
    Ranger5677406 says:

    IT`S A MONKEY KITTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Green Bean
    Ranger5682944 says:

    MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO

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  6. New Bee
    Ranger5695435 says:

    It’s so adorible!!!!!! :P

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  7. New Bee
    Ranger56119445 says:

    wow its cute im crying rite now!

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  8. New Bee
    Kikee says:

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. New Bee
    Ranger56188798 says:

    it is so small and it is a CUTIE

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  10. New Bee
    Ranger56188798 says:

    omg

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