We are so excited to announce the arrival of a new Pygmy Marmoset baby!
In our Amazon & Beyond habitat we have the cutest new addition to the Paradise animal family.
Mum Bella is happy and healthy and bonding very well with her new fluffy bundle of joy. Dad Nippet is also faring well and enjoying his new role as a proud dad. The family are still keeping close together in their habitat in the Amazon Rainforest exhibit at the park, which will be opening from July 4th 2020.
Did you know?
Pygmy Marmosets are the smallest monkey species in the world, weighing only 100g when fully grown!
They are found in the rainforests of South America where they can be spotted jumping from branch to branch.
Pygmy Marmosets are gumivores, which means they supplement their diet with gum or sap from certain forest trees. They did a groove in the bark of the tree, with specially adapted shovel shaped incisor teeth and then lick out the sap.
The baby is yet to be named and this is where we need your help! On our Facebook page we are running a naming competition for this little monkey, where our amazing supporters can have their say on what this Pygmy Marmoset will be called.
Make sure to keep your eyes peeled when visiting these amazing monkeys - we wouldn't want you to miss out on Paradise's cutest new resident.