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marmoset

A New World monkey of South and Central America. With a lifespan of 5 to 7 years and a maximum lifespan of 16½ years, marmosets are the shortest-lived anthropoid primates. They display age-related pathologies that mirror those of humans, such as cancer, amyloidosis, diabetes and chronic renal disease, and have predictable age-related differences in lean mass, calf circumference, albumin, haemoglobin and hematocrit. Features of spontaneous sensory and neurodegenerative change (e.g., reduced neurogenesis, beta-amyloid deposition in the cerebral cortex, loss of calbindin D28k binding and presbycusis) appear between age 7 and 10.
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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.
Among the animals housed there are various species of snake, iguanas, tree frogs, rare butterflies and other insects and a colony of pygmy marmoset monkeys.
THE albino pygmy marmoset monkey is the world's smallest monkey- and they don't come much smaller than this brand new arrival at Froso Zoo, in Ostersund, Sweden.
Ama-Zone-ia Rainforest Experience hit the headlines when one of its pygmy marmosets gave birth to twins last year.
Its primate collection ranges from the tiny Pygmy Marmosets to silverback Western Lowland Gorilla.
"We've done well in breeding pygmy marmosets in the past, so we're hoping we can have similar success with our new dominant pair."
The new feature includes a selection of freshwater rainforest fish species alongside realistic planting and a waterfall and is home to a colony of rescued monkeys including common and pygmy marmosets and cottontop tamarins.
Meet a colony of monkeys, including pygmy marmosets and cotton-topped tamarins.
The 50-acre home to about 1,000 animals (mostly endangered species) is world-famous for its primate collection, from tiny pygmy marmosets to awesomely powerful silverback western lowland gorillas.
The world's smallest monkey also poses a few headaches during the census - 13 pygmy marmosets at the upper primate house are currently running rings around trainee keeper, Stephanie Sawyer.
Amazing Amazon will also be home to a colony of monkeys, including pygmy marmosets and tamarins.