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Indigenous to the rainforest canopies of western Brazil, southeastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru, and northern Bolivia, the world’s smallest monkey goes by the name of Pygmy Marmoset, which translates from the French word meaning shrimp or dwarf. One of the smallest primates in the world, these creatures range in size from 5 to 6 inches, not including the tail which by itself is longer than the monkey, stretching for an amazing 6-8 inches.
The smallest true monkey goes by several nicknames. Some include: mono de bolsillo (pocket monkey), and leoncito (little lion). Their life span varies, as animals in the wlld live 11to12 years but in zoos, they often survive into their early twenties.