Monday, September 24, 2012

The Tiny But Mighty Finger Monkey

Interesting facts about finger monkey and some cute photos of them.

Finger Monkey

One for the Guinness Book of Records, a monkey the size of a human finger! Yes, you read it right. The name of this primate – Finger Monkey or the pygmy marmoset. Native to rain forests of South America, this tiny finger monkey or “pocket monkey” when fully grown measures only 5 inches (head and body) with 8-9 inches black-ringed tail. Adults weigh around 5 ounces. Finger monkey has almond-shaped eyes and a furry body. The finger monkey is an omnivorous, feeding on fruits, leaves, insects, small lizards, as well as small invertebrate. These highly sociable primates have a life span of 11 to 15 years. Warning! Don’t be deceived by finger monkeys’ cuteness! If provoked, they will counter by using their extremely sharp claws on you. Enough of the introduction, it’s about time to present these tiny but mighty finger monkeys.

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