Zookeeper Michelle Reports – Baby Marmosets Born

Twins Born December 21, 2012!

On December 21, 2012 twin marmosets were born here at the zoo!  Right away mama had her hands full caring for her babies and this little one decided to be a rebel.  We do not know the sexes as it will take a few more weeks before we can determine the sex.  This little monkey decided to keep “wandering off” away from mama where he/she could not be properly cared for. To make sure the little monkey was getting the proper nutrition and care, staff had to intervene.  Hopefully soon he/she will be back with mama…right now mama is doing great caring for the sibling!  Marmoset monkeys are a very small monkey that only grow to weigh 8 – 9 OZ and are native to the Brazil area of South America.