Appearance• They are the smallest primate in the world.• They have thick fur that is usually orangish on the underside .• The tuffs of hair that usually look like the main are usually dark brown or gray .• They have a long ringed tall .• They body length is between 5.5 to 6.5 cm long.• Hands and feet are yellow and orange .• Fore limbs are shorter then there hind limbs .
HabitatPygmy marmoset live in :∗ Tropical evergreen forests of South America∗ Rain forests along streams.∗ On the edge of forests next to farms∗ South America∗ In the Equator∗ Peru∗ Western Brazil and Columbia
Life Cycle• They spend most of there time in trees.• Live in groups from 2 ‐6.• Usually mate for life.• They communicate using sent marks, high pitched calls, facial expressionsAnd postures.• If in danger they us a chores of of cheeps to warn others.• In mothers stomach in a period of 119‐142 days.• Usually have twins.• Can live until the early twentys.
Diet∗ Sap and gum from trees∗ Spiders ∗ Butterflies∗ Frogs∗ Fruit∗ Lizards∗ Snails ∗ Juicy buds∗ Flowers∗ grasshoppers
How they help us …They help to control the population offrogs and insects.If they were not alive the populationwould increase dramatically. So weneed them alive to keep thingsbalanced.
How we impact them…We impact them most by cuttingdown trees that they live andplay in .
How we can help them…We can help the Pygmy Marmoset by stopcutting down the tropical rainforests inBrazil, The Equator ,Columbia, Peru andsmall parts of Bolivia. Picture a tiny monkeyin a falling tree.
Interesting Facts…∗ Smallest monkeys in the world .∗ They are related to eagles .∗ They can jump as far as 16 feet .∗ Usually born with twins .∗ 5.5 ‐6.3 cm long not including tail .
More interesting Facts…∗ Worlds smallest primate .∗ Nickname : pocket monkey .∗ They do not like to be taken away from family .∗ Also know as the tiny lion .∗ Between 120 – 140 grams .
References ∗ www.Atoz animals.com ∗ Www.Arkive.com∗ Zoo books Apes – Many authors∗ Zoo books Chimpanzees Many authors∗ Smithsonian animal – editors‐ David Bornie + Don.E.wilson