Pygmy Marmosets and Emperor Tamarins share many characteristics that are unusual for monkeys. They are small, squirrel-like and monogamous. Males and females are similar in appearance. Females usually have twins instead of single births. And the fathers provide extensive care for their young.
Its tawny coat is sprinkled with gray and its tail is ringed. Long hairs on its head and cheeks form a mane that hides its ears. Its claws and small size allow it to cling to vertical trunks and branches. For food, it regularly gouges oval-shaped one-inch holes into trees and consumes the tree’s gums and saps. Spiders and insects are also important in their diet. And when they get sick of those tasty meals, they occasionally eat fruits.
You can find the Pygmy Marmoset in Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia and Brazil.
Like its celebrity look-a-like, the Pygmy Marmoset uses its facial expressions and high-pitched vocalizations to communicate.