Apr 1, 2011

Finger Monkeys

How cute are these little guys!!!!
Just another reason why we need to be diligent
in protecting the Rain-Forest where these cutie -pies live.
They are a part of the Eco-system.

"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 tightly 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. (source: buzzle)They are native to rain-forests of Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia.The common finger monkey can grow up to 14 inches. Don’t let a finger monkey’s looks fool you. Its claws are extremely sharp, and when a provoked, these pygmy marmosets can wreak havoc like you’ve never seen!

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