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World’s smallest monkey

Finger monkey, It’s so small that it can hold on to your finger. Believe it or not, it’s a monkey the size of our finger. They got their name because of their size and if you try to hold them they climb to your fingers . The planet’s smallest living primate, they are also known as pocket monkeys or tiny lions.

The pygmy marmoset (Cebuella pygmaea) is a small New World monkey native to rainforests of the western Amazon Basin in South America. It is notable for being the smallest monkey and one of the smallest primates in the world at just over 100 grams (3.5 oz) (Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur is smaller).

It is generally found in evergreen and river edge forests and is a gum-feeding specialist.World’s smallest monkey mostly found in the rain forests of Brazil, Peru and Colombia.

Finger monkey can grow up to 12 inches. they are exotic pets and you can purchase one for between $2,000 – $3,000

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They are generally 13 to 14 inches long having a tail which is longer than the body. Finger monkey are beautiful species of primates can live for 10 to 15 years. they are also smart,cute and uses communication techniques to talk to other finger monkeys.

They live happier and play with other finger monkeys when they are together.sometime they can get angry and may even bite. but that is not much harmful to humans.

 Finger monkey, It’s so small that it can hold on to your finger

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About 83% of the pygmy marmoset population lives in stable troops of two to nine individuals, including a dominant male, a breeding female, and up to four successive litters of offspring.

The modal size of a standard stable troop would be 6 individuals.

 

Sources : google.com , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/, http://factrange.com, http://community.ebay.com/,nationalgeographic.com

REFERENCES:

World’s Weirdest: Smallest Monkey Turf War

Pygmy Marmoset – The Smallest Monkey

 

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