Silvery Marmoset

  • Status

    Least Concern

  • Size

    250 – 450g

  • Threat

    Habitat Destruction

  • Distribution

    Amazon rainforest

  • Diet


As one of the smallest primates in the world, Silvery Marmosets are captivating creatures that never fail to mesmerise nature enthusiasts and animal lovers. With their striking silvery coats, endearing faces, and remarkable acrobatic abilities, these enchanting primates stand out as a true marvel of the animal kingdom.

Silvery Marmosets possess a unique set of characteristics that make them truly remarkable. Their distinctive coloured fur, often contrasted with black markings on their face and tail, sets them apart from other primate species. These small primates are highly agile and dexterous, using their long, delicate fingers and sharp claws to expertly navigate through the dense forest canopies where they reside. Their nimble movements and ability to leap between branches with ease make them fascinating to observe. Additionally, Silvery Marmosets are known for their curious and intelligent nature, displaying complex social behaviours within their tight-knit family groups.

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Fun Fact

Some individuals of this species spend their whole lives in trees. Not once would they descend to the ground, except for extreme circumstances.


This species is classified by the IUCN as Least Concern because they are able to live in degraded forest and have high populations in some areas. However, habitat destruction for agriculture has become a serious threat. This destruction has fragmented their population and reduced the movements of individuals putting the species at risk.


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