Geoffroy’s marmoset twins
This is the cute video of the day! Our Geoffroy’s marmoset (Callithrix geoffroyi) family now has 8 individuals with the recent birth of twins. At 2 months old, they already feed on fruits and vegetables but aren’t fully weaned yet.
Geoffroy’s marmosets live in groups that can number up to 15 individuals. They mainly feed on fruits, gum, insects and small vertebrates.
This endemic species is only found in eastern Brazil. It is relatively abundant in several protected areas and able to adapt to different types of habitat, thus Geoffroy’s marmosets aren’t threatened in the short term. However, the ongoing destruction of the Brazilian Atlantic forest, of which only 1 to 5% of the original surface remains, constitutes a serious threat to the future of wildlife inhabiting the region.