At Monkey Haven: Our marvellous marmosets are very happy and good-natured. They love scampering around their enclosure and scooting up and down their tunnels.

The lowdown: These New World sweeties are smaller than a ruler, and rarely go beyond 20cm. They’re one of the smallest monkeys in the world. Marmosets are native to South America and have also been spotted in Mexico and central America.

Diet: Fruit, seeds, insects and sap.

Furry facts:

  • These monkeys live at the top of trees in the rainforest.
  • They’re very active, which makes it tricky for predators to catch them.
  • They love eating sap, which they get by chewing holes in the bark of trees.
  • They have a distinctive smell and will mark their territory with it.