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Triple delight!

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We are delighted to announce the birth of triplet White-bellied pygmy marmosets.

These rare marmosets, from South America, are the world’s smallest monkeys. Males weigh in at just over 100g, females are a little heavier at just over 122g and new-borns are only 16g!

The pair, mum Mindy who came from Edinburgh Zoo and dad Mork from a zoo in the Czech Republic, previously had only one offspring, twins are more common, and although triplets are not unheard of it is extremely rare for all 3 to survive. The babies, named Meeny, Miny and Mo can be seen on dad’s back and going back to mum for suckling. Just recently however they have been seen exploring their environment, coming off dad’s back for a little while before scurrying back to safety. The family will be on the move soon, as we are busy refurbishing a larger enclosure, giving more room for this expanding family.

We believe that this could be a world first for a mother to rear all three offspring successfully. These mini monkeys are at threat in the wild from habitat destruction and are still taken for the pet trade. Despite being one of the cutest things you’ve ever seen; they really do not make good pets.They need to live in social groups and have a very specialised diet including lots of live insects and gum (tree sap) which we make into a paste and smear on branches to encourage natural gouging behaviours.

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