Common marmoset

About This Project

These tiny primates (barely 350 grams) are easy to identify by the tufts of white hair on their ears. Like all marmosets, they eat insects, fruit and nectar, but mainly live on sap, latex, resin and other plant exudates, using their long lower incisors to chew through the tree bark to collect it.
They are native to Brazil, where they live in savannah, forests and even the parks of Rio de Janeiro!

You will be amazed by the liveliness and loud cries of our troop of marmosets!

Latin name: Callithrix jacchus
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Callitricidae
Size: 18-25 cm, tail 28-35 cm
Weight: 250 – 350 g
Lifespan: 12 years
Gestation: 5 months
Number of young: 2 (1 to 3), twice a year
Habitat: tropical forest
Diet: fruit and insects
Distribution: north-eastern Brazil, introduced into the south-east
Conservation status: not at risk