Marmosets use their tails for balance only and cannot use it for gripping when climbing.
Origin: North-eastern coast of Brazil
Latin Name: North-eastern coast of Brazil
Habitat: Scrub areas and Savannah forests
Diet: Fruit, bird eggs and small vertebrates
Lifespan: Up to 12 years
Average Size: Weight: 260 grams, Height: 19 cm
Marmosets are often referred to as “cotton eared” due to the tufts that appears on the site of their heads that give them a very distinctive look. They are very active and busy creatures and rarely site still. They have a number of different facial expressions and noises they use to show what they’re thinking and how they are feeling. Social ranking, outside of the breeding male and female is decided through age.