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Pygmy Marmoset: here’s the scoop

threats

While there are no major threats resulting in a significant population decline, this species may be undergoing some localized declines in parts of its range, due mainly to habitat loss. Pygmy marmosets are also threatened by the pet trade. 

Committed to Conservation

The Buttonwood Park Zoo participates in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan (SSP) for Pygmy Marmosets. The goal of the SSP is to cooperatively manage animal populations within AZA accredited zoos to ensure the sustainability of a healthy and genetically diverse population while enhancing the conservation of this species in the wild.

Species

Pygmy Marmoset

Scientific name

Cebuella pygmaea

Habitat

Dense river-edge forest as well as secondary forest

Diet

Omnivorous. Feeding on tree sap, fruits, vegetables, insects, and eggs

Life Expectancy

15 – 18 years

Did you know?

The pygmy marmoset is the smallest monkey weighing only 3 – 5 ounces. Newborns are roughly the size of a human thumb!

Range

Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

Conservation status

Least Concern

Widespread and abundant