Saturday, 16 November 2013

The lovable finger monkeys-World's tiniest primate

The finger monkeys is the tiniest living primate in the world.
It is so small that it can hold on to your finger. These primates belong to the family of Callitrichidae, species Cebuella, and genus C. Pygmaea.
They are native to rain-forests of Brazil, Peru,
Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia;
all nations of South America. 
Finger monkeys are, as a matter of fact,
pygmy marmosets.
They are also known as by the names
 "pocket monkeys" and "tiny lions".
This cute little primate hugs and grips on to  your
 finger so tight that it pulls your heartstrings,
and you wish you could take it home with you.

What are you looking at?
What do you want, milk?

This finger monkey probably has
entered 'Grand father' age.
Characters of Japanese comics?
Have we met before?
Thanks to the internet.
Otherwise we wouldn't know
the existence of finger monkeys!
Many thanks to Ron Lim of LA for sharing.
Alan CY Kok           

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