Genus and Species: Callithrix jacchus
The Common marmosets are unique primates with a rather unusual appearance and a number of special adaptations. The New World monkeys exhibit a grey overall coloration. Their grey considerably long tails are covered with white and grey stripes.
These primates live in a wide variety of forests, including undisturbed primary forests, riverine forests, scrubland (usually, in more open areas), regenerating young forests as well as orchards and gardens.
During the first two weeks of their lives, newborn babies are constantly clung to the back of their parents, leaving it with great difficulty.
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