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Pygmy marmoset Callithrix pygmaea

Animals in our sanctuary

Ipek
Date of birth
01-01-2009
Date of arrival
29-10-2015
Ipek

During a major rescue operation in France at the house of a private individual, Ipek was saved. The woman illegally kept different types of South American monkeys. She wanted to breed and sell illegally. The animals were in miserable situations: they had injuries, there was inbreeding and there were even dead animals!


Cüce
Date of birth
01-01-2009
Date of arrival
29-10-2015
Cüce

During a major rescue operation in France at the house of a private individual, Cüce was saved. The woman illegally kept different types of South American monkeys. She wanted to breed and sell illegally. The animals were in miserable situations: they had injuries, there was inbreeding and there were even dead animals!


Paway
Date of birth
31-05-2014
Date of arrival
29-10-2015
Paway

During a major rescue operation in France at the house of a private individual, Paway was saved. The woman illegally kept different types of South American monkeys. She wanted to breed and sell illegally. The animals were in miserable situations: they had injuries, there was inbreeding and there were even dead animals!


Maymunu
Date of birth
01-01-2010
Date of arrival
29-10-2015
Maymunu

During a major rescue operation in France at the house of a private individual, Maymunu was saved. The woman illegally kept different types of South American monkeys. She wanted to breed and sell illegally. The animals were in miserable situations: they had injuries, there was inbreeding and there were even dead animals!


Simio
Date of birth
01-01-2011
Date of arrival
29-10-2015
Simio

During a major rescue operation in France at the house of a private individual, Simio was saved. The woman illegally kept different types of South American monkeys. She wanted to breed and sell illegally. The animals were in miserable situations: they had injuries, there was inbreeding and there were even dead animals!


Namanya
Date of birth
01-01-2012
Date of arrival
29-10-2015
Namanya

During a major rescue operation in France at the house of a private individual, Namanya was saved. The woman illegally kept different types of South American monkeys. She wanted to breed and sell illegally. The animals were in miserable situations: they had injuries, there was inbreeding and there were even dead animals!


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Features

Size:
14 - 16 cm / staartlengte 15 - 20 cm
Nutrition:
Gom, fruit, bladeren, insecten en kleine reptielen
Weight:
120 - 130 gr
Age:
12 jaar/ans/years
Gestation:
4 maand/mois/month
Status:
Minste zorg
Environment:
Het westen van Brazilië, het zuidoosten Colombia, het oosten van Ecuador, en het oosten van Peru
{$lblHabitat}:
Zuid-Amerika

Where does he feel most at home?

The pygmy marmoset lives in the rainforests of South America. He likes to live in the vicinity of rivers, in flooded forests, along the forest edges or on the edges of agricultural fields.

What's his favourite food?

They are, like other types of marmosets, a specialized gum-eater. Gum or resin and tree sap are reachable where the tree trunk is damaged, for example because insects have drilled holes. But the pygmy marmoset will gnaw on the trees as well. Because they like this unusual type of food, they can survive periods when there are few fruits.

Fun fact

The pygmy marmoset is the smallest monkey in the world. It easily fits into a human hand and the young are as small as a walnut.
They defend themselves by shouting loudly.

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