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Geoffroy's Marmoset

By pdcche
Geoffroy's Marmoset
Callithrix geoffroyi

By day they roam around territories that may be up to 5 hectares in size. Each home range contains a number of favourite trees to which they return to regularly to lick sap and gum. Their incisor teeth are specially shaped to carve small holes in the bark from which the sap flows. At night they sleep in tree holes or other shelters.
Family groups contain up to 10 animals, consisting of the dominant female, her mate and their offspring. The young remain in the group, even when adult, to help care for their younger siblings.
Taken at Amazona zoo yesterday when i met up with Ruthannette.
These were taken through glass.

Tags: Captive Monkeys Pets and captive animals Amazona zoo

Voters: andylea, helenlinda, Joeblowfromoz and 18 more

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2011 8:05AM
brilliant detail peter wonderful colours and tones v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink

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helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2011 8:06AM
I like the expression on his face in v2 - so although there are more distractions from the glass it gets my vote today
4 Oct 2011 8:10AM
Really nicely done Peter, love V1 -just gives me a bit of a laugh for today..Jo
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2011 8:18AM
What a strange looking little fellow ...
And thanks for the writeup
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2011 8:32AM
I like V2 which is a lovely pose well captured. Carole
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2011 10:07AM
Oh Peter, how I laughed when I saw this, and not for the obvious reason!! Wink From the thumbnail I thought it was a monkey's body and someone had cloned on a guinea pig's head! Now I've seen the "real thing" I think these images are super - well captured!
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
4 Oct 2011 2:57PM
Excellent shots of this lil chap
4 Oct 2011 6:49PM
Two great shots peter excellent v2 for me like the way he's looking round at you .
4 Oct 2011 10:14PM
He was so lovely made me want to pick him up for a cuddle, your shot is really good. Have uploaded a Mara.

9 10 10 England
4 Oct 2011 11:06PM
Both appealing but V1 is great - a wicked little glint in the eye.Wink
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 2:07AM
Love the colours in V1 and the pose in V2! Good shots. IB
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 11:09PM
Thank you all for your nice comments..
xwang 8 56 8
7 Oct 2011 10:56PM
GrinGrinGrin Excellent capture.
JustDucky 7 8 Canada
16 Oct 2011 1:59AM
lovely set Peter, cute fellow

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