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Our Common Marmosets at Living Treasures Moraine are our Animals of the Month because we had twins born here on August 7th, 2014!
From birth, Common Marmosets have a very strong cling reflex, and do not voluntarily leave their carrier's back for the first 2 weeks of life. A cool fact is that it is the Marmoset dads that carry that infants around on his back! Babies weigh only 2 ounces at birth, and can easily fit on your finger.
Grown Marmosets are the smallest order of primates, weighing just 14 ounces. They are native to tropical forests of Eastern Brazil, and are Omnivores- meaning they eat fruit, insects, eggs, and sometimes tree gums and saps.
Our Marmoset exhibit is on the side of the Photo Center, close to the Giant Aldabra Tortoises. Stop by and see the babies as they climb on dad's back!