Silvery marmosets are one of the smallest new world monkeys.
Silvery marmosets are a tree dwelling species that spend their life moving through the tree canopy. They have a stunning silver-white body, with a dark tail with a bare face and ears.
Silvery marmosets don’t have nails on their fingers, instead they have modified claws, which help them to grip on to bark when they are climbing trees. They are social animals, living in extended family groups that consist of a dominant breeding pair and their young.
Silvery marmosets play an important role in the ecosystem, that they inhabit. By eating fruits, they carry out seed dispersal and therefore contribute to the healthy growth of plants in the rain forest.