Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Finger Monkeys

A friend passed on these adorable images to me and I just had to share them with you.

Finger Monkeys

The finger monkey is the tiniest living primate.
It's so small that it can hold on to your finger.
This cute little primate hugs and grips on to your finger so tight that it pulls your heartstrings and you wish you could take it home with you.

Finger monkeys are, as a matter of fact, pygmy marmosets.
They are also known by the names "pocket monkey” and "tiny lion".
These primates belong to the family Callitrichidae, species Cebuella and genus C. pygmaea.

They are native to rain-forests of Brazil , Peru , Bolivia , Ecuador and Colombia . (Source: Buzzle)

I hope you enjoyed the images.  For me seeing these small creatures is a reminder that we need to conserve all of our ecosystems.  There is so much talk about the disappearance of the big cats, the hippos, the rhino, the polar bears to name just a few, that we overlook hundreds of tiny creatures who disappear from the rain forests and savannas or even our own environment probably every day.  

All have a right to live and to be protected!

'Til next time,