Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Finger Monkeys

The finger monkey is the tiniest living primate in the world. It’s so small that it can hold on to your finger. This cute little primate hugs and grips on to your finger so tight that it pulls your heartstrings and you wish you could take it home with you. Finger monkeys are, as a matter of fact, pygmy marmosets. They are also known by the names ‘pocket monkey’ and ‘tiny lion’. These primates belong to the family Callitrichidae, species Cebuella and genus C. pygmaea. They are native to rain-forests of Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia. (Source: Buzzle)































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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amazing!

Nicole said...

They are SO cute!!! I want one.

Anonymous said...

Fake! Darned cute, though - wish they did exist.

Anonymous said...

Fake!Darned cute, though-whish they did exist.

Sirkku Asheesh said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygmy_marmoset

Anonymous said...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/341.shtml

Anonymous said...

Adult pygmy marmoset with somebody's hand:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=07eftQvXrbE

Anonymous said...

Video of adult with babies from Houston Zoo. Not fake.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DerP_2lvqJ0

Anonymous said...

Triplet baby pygmy marmoset babies being hand-reared at Dublin Zoo. Not fake.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kjiioetRdc

Anonymous said...

Not fake at all..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygmy_marmoset