19 Mar '11, 4am

'Finger' monkeys: Meet the smallest primates in the world

These rare and unusual pygmy marmosets are so tiny they can cling to your finger. An adult marmoset grows to an length of only several inches. Pygmy marmosets are the smallest primate species in the world, and are also known as 'pocket monkeys' and 'tiny lions'. They are native to rain-forests of Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia. STOMPer FunkyMunky wrote: "These adorable little monkeys are so small and toy-like you'd wish you could have one for a pet. "I love how they hug on to the fingers so tight they almost look like a mini-koala. "Unfortunately, the creatures are very rare, so keeping one is probably illegal. It would be cool though."

Full article: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/this_urban...

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