Animal Corner – Common Marmoset Monkey

Ever seen monkeys that look like they have cotton around their ears? Those are the common marmoset monkeys! They grow these cotton tufts around their ears as they age. As for their age, they can live up to twelve years. Their diet consists of a variety of fruits, tree saps, bird eggs, insects, and other small animals. 

While common marmoset monkeys are not as small as pygmy marmosets – which rarely grow bigger than a finger – they are still among the smallest monkeys in the world. Males on average grow about 7.5 inches long, tail included. Females average a little over 7 inches long. 

In the wild, they live in the forests of Brazil. Instead of traveling across the world, you can see one of these cottony monkeys right here at Wild Animal Safari!