Common Marmoset

(Callithrix Jacchus)

 

Common marmosets are New World monkeys, a term describing monkeys from South and Central America. They are also referred to as the ‘White Tufted Marmoset’ due to the large white tufts of fur around their ears. Common Marmosets eat a diet high in tree sap and have specialised teeth to access this.

FUN FACTS

Animal Class: Mammals.

Distribution: Brazil.

Habitat: Forest, savannah.

Diet: Insects, small invertebrates, gum and sap.

Appearance: Greyish brown body with light striping. Grey and white rings on the tail and large white tufts of fur around their ears. 

Size: 48cm long. Weigh up to 260g.

Lifespan: Up to 12 years. 

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

Population Trend

Decreasing

Threats

Habitat destruction.

Population

Unknown.

Did you know?

Marmosets tend to groom each other; this behaviour is called allogrooming. It helps the group bond but also helps to remove irritating parasites.

See our Common Marmosets!

We have seven Common Marmosets at Ponderosa Zoo. Their names are Pascal, Stitch, Simba, Myla, Millie, Moriarty and Mycroft.

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