Bronx Zoo Marmoset Twins

by | 3rd January 2008

Baby pygmy marmoset twins
Twin marmosets were born at the Bronx Zoo on November 11 to three-year-old mom, Squirt, and seven-year-old dad, King. Although his name implies royalty, his primary responsibility is child-rearing – shown here giving his little ones a “ride”. This is Squirt’s third litter and the family can be seen at the Bronx Zoo’s Congo Gorilla Forest exhibit. Marmosets are among the world’s smallest primates with their heads just a little larger than the size of a quarter. The Bronx Zoo is open everyday from 10 AM to 4:30 PM in winter; visit bronxzoo.com for more information about wildlife and wild places.  Photo by Julie Larsen Maher | © WCS





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