Mini Marmoset Mania!

As veteran cuteologists know, anything with “pygmy” in it is cute. So when both Maureen P. and Amy S. submitterated this item from Zooborns about a new pygmy marmoset born at the Chester Zoo, I knew you’d love it in a big way.


The pygmy marmoset is the world’s smallest monkey, weighing only one-third of a pound when fully grown. So you can just imagine how tiny the newborn must look riding around on father Gumi’s back.


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18 thoughts on “Mini Marmoset Mania!

  1. beemoused March 8, 2016 / 12:24 pm

    I don’t even want to think how strong a telephoto lens they had to use to get that teeny-tiny, itty-bitty little tongue!

  2. Kay Fabe March 8, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    He is a mighty ape of the forest! Nyerhe!

    • Juno March 8, 2016 / 2:24 pm

      Oh, man, you beat me to it.

    • Gigi_the cat lady March 8, 2016 / 5:49 pm

      Great now that song will be stuck in my head for the rest of the day. Thanks a lot HAHA 🙂

    • 6rabbits March 8, 2016 / 7:59 pm

      I always think of this, too, and had to stop and watch cos the video just tickles my funny bone for some reason! Thanks Haha! 😁

  3. allein March 8, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    Wow, that picture doesn’t even need a tonguehance!

    Needs a soda can or something for size comparison.

      • allein March 8, 2016 / 3:54 pm

        lol…but the marmoset might eat it…

    • Faye March 8, 2016 / 6:06 pm

      Intergalactic go to object for scale. I can see the astronauts using soda cans for scale on Mars. As long as they recycle.

  4. Faye March 8, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    The baby is adorable but the papa’s expression in the second photo is killing me.

    Don’t touch my kid!!

    The yellow fur looks like feathers.

  5. debg March 8, 2016 / 2:02 pm

    Baby says: My tongue is as big as my nose!

  6. cheshirekittehkat March 8, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    The article in Zooborns also mentioned that the mother of the baby, aside from feeding him, has nothing
    else to do with the baby: the father does all the carrying and the rest of care for the baby….;
    That’s funny; because in nature, it’s almost a given that the mom does most of baby upbringing….;
    (other than, of course, the sea horse, who actually gives birth to the babies…) Guess every rule has an exception…;

  7. Smartypants March 8, 2016 / 7:22 pm

    …so would a papa marmoset be a ‘Papaset’? A ‘Parposet’? In any event, parenting like a boss!

    • allein March 8, 2016 / 7:25 pm

      Papaset there’d be days like this?

      • Haha March 8, 2016 / 7:59 pm

        Ha! Awesome!

  8. Alice Shortcake March 9, 2016 / 3:57 am

    You can see why the demand for pet marmosets is putting the species in danger.

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