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Primates

Marmoset

Species

Pygmy Marmoset, Black-tufted Marmoset, White-headed Marmoset, Silvery Marmoset, Black-headed Marmoset, Black-tailed Marmoset, Gold-and-white Marmoset, Roosmalens’ Dwarf Marmoset, Common Marmoset

Lifespan

7 – 16 years in captivity

Range

South America throughout Brazil and Amazonia

Diet

Fruits, sap, gum and insects

Social structure

They form stable close-knit groups consisting of pairs of males and females and their young

Reproduction

Gestation is from 130 – 170 days, the first age of reproduction is 17 – 20 months.

Threats

Classified as vulnerable and numbers are declining due to habitat destruction.

Adopt a primate!

You can adopt one of our rescued primatesfor as little as $3.00 or £2.00 per month! An adoption is a great way of contributing towards the care of our rescued animals and you will receive a certificate, our magazine twice a year, an adoption newsletter three times a year, and a rescue DVD.

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