Did you know?The pygmy marmoset is the smallest monkey around the globe. An adult individual of this species can fit in the hand of an adult human & weighs 100 - 125 grams. This species is endemic to South America, where it occupies high levels of rainforest canopy. This little primate exhibits brown fur and a long, squirrel-like tail, which is longer than its body. Although the tail isn't prehensile, it's still very helpful, acting as a prop and allowing the animal to balance when travelling among treetops. In general, this animal closely resembles a squirrel by its habit of hiding behind tree trunks and branches as well as freezing and fleeing on occasion. Along with tamarins, marmosets are the smallest primates in the world. However, the Pygmy marmoset displays a number of unique features, distinguishing this animal from all other species of its genus.