Blue Reef Aquarium's new arrivals, marmosets
Ant and Dec
Eastern pygmy marmosets
are native to the rainforests of western Brazil, southeastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador and eastern Peru where they are threatened by both habitat loss and being captured for the pet trade.
To find out whether the same principle held true for marmosets
, Ghazanfar and his colleagues set up an experiment using pairs of fraternal twin marmosets
, small, highly social monkeys from South America.
"Fortunately, the family worked with us, and were happy for the marmoset
to be signed over into our care."
OUR pygmy marmoset
group is booming following the arrival of another set of twins!
At most sites, the common marmoset
(Callithrix jacchus) feeds primarily on plant exudates, whereas animal prey generally contributes less than 10% of feeding records, although other marmosets
may be more insectivorous (Martins and Setz, 2000), and one study based on the analysis of stomach contents in golden-handed tamarins (Saguinus midas) indicated that behavioural data may underestimate the consumption of animal prey considerably (Pack et al., 1999).
Rabies in Marmosets
(CaUithrix jacchus), Ceara, Brazil.
JOEY the marmoset
monkey was rescued safely yesterday after three days of hiding from his owner.
were captured with a multiple-entrance trap and anaesthetized using intramuscularly ketamine hydrochloride (Vetaset, Fort Dodge, Kansas, USA) 10mg kg-1 body weight with xylazine hydrochloride (Anasedan, Divisao Vetbrands Saude Animal, SP, BR) 0.5mg kg-1.
Nevertheless, previously to data recording, the two mixed groups of marmosets
were monitored in order that they became habituated to our presence.
Mr Dorman added: "We also had some new animals joining our collection from within the UK and overseas as part of European and International Breeding Programmes, some of which included stick insects, beetles, millipedes, lemurs, marmosets
, and a critically endangered female Amur leopard to pair with our male."
(Callithrix jacchus) are distributed across northeastern Brazil and exploit a range of forest types including the humid Atlantic Forest and the semiarid Caatinga scrublands .