Tiny Pygmy Marmosets Piggyback Even Tinier Pygmy Marmoset Babies

Symbio Wildlife Park’s twin pygmy marmoset babies began to develop independence from mum and dad in August, occasionally venturing from the safety of their parents’ back to explore the big wide world.

The twins were born to parents Jo and Gomez on June 15 and now weigh a whopping total of 50 grams each. The teensy pair are starting to join their older siblings in their daily playtime, when mum and dad will allow it.

Pygmy marmosets are the world’s smallest species of monkeys, and share similar family dynamics traits to humans, with parents and siblings all chipping in to take care of the youngsters. Credit: Symbio Wildlife Park via Storyful