The word marmoset is said to be adapted from a French word meaning a grotesque image or mannequin!
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 Pigmy Marmoset’s claws help it cling to tree trunks.
Scientists discovered new cousins (a new Marmoset species) in 1993.
Pigmy Marmosets can live to be 15 years old.
The small size of the Pigmy 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.