Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Tiny But Mighty Finger Monkey

Interesting facts about finger monkey and some cute photos of them.

Finger Monkey

One for the Guinness Book of Records, a monkey the size of a human finger! Yes, you read it right. The name of this primate – Finger Monkey or the pygmy marmoset. Native to rain forests of South America, this tiny finger monkey or “pocket monkey” when fully grown measures only 5 inches (head and body) with 8-9 inches black-ringed tail. Adults weigh around 5 ounces. Finger monkey has almond-shaped eyes and a furry body. The finger monkey is an omnivorous, feeding on fruits, leaves, insects, small lizards, as well as small invertebrate. These highly sociable primates have a life span of 11 to 15 years. Warning! Don’t be deceived by finger monkeys’ cuteness! If provoked, they will counter by using their extremely sharp claws on you. Enough of the introduction, it’s about time to present these tiny but mighty finger monkeys.

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B1: Hey brother, how do you feel? Are you alright?

B2: Not so well. I think Gulliver is tightening his grip on me.

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This is what we call Synchronized Gymnastic.

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Just be careful with me and don’t you ever dare to let go of me.

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A couple of centimeters more and I’ll be on top of this Skycraper.. Just like my idol King Kong.

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No matter what, I’ll try to cling on this finger with my dear life.

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Now I see more problems coming our way. The Boss wanted us to be the main course in their Exotic Food Festival.

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I’m dying of hunger. got to get hold of that big ripe banana.

32 comments:

  1. These monkeys look really cute. I hope they have one here in the Philippines.

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  2. they look so cute, but if they are that small, i may be afraid to hold them, since they may feel so fragile.

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  3. they look like gremlins... if you remember that movie, sir papaleng - do they bite? :)

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    1. based sa research ko, they are harmless.

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  4. oh my gosh, meron palang ganyang kaliit na monkeys thanks for sharing po.

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  5. awwwww... those are cute little monkeys... thanks for sharing papaleng. ang cucute talaga!

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  6. they are cute at ang liliit nila...

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  7. I've never seen a monkey that small! I thought they were mice..LOL! Thanks for this Papaleng,it's really informative.

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  8. super cute...makes me want to have one...thanks for sharing!

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  9. Cute monkeys, I hope they don't bite:)

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  10. Wow super duper ganda tingnan so cutiepie...Pahawak...

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  11. OMG! I want to have these cute monkeys as pets.

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  12. wow, grabe ang liit ! never heard of finger monkey before ...

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  13. wow they are so cute!! i want one please! lol. id been hearing about this pygmy marmoset on TV i think its that Diego and Dora show. hehehe

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  14. MOnkey..as in?..true to life?...hahaha..parang ayawko maniwala pa eh no..
    hindi nman sya tarsier no?
    very rare...

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  15. they do not bite.

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  16. bagong kaalaman na naman...i thought yung tarsier natin yun na yung pinakamaliit sa monkey family...hahaha..monkey family daw...ano bang tamang term?..anyway, that finger monkey is really really uber cute!
    happy Maunday Thursday Papaleng :)

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  17. oh am gee!!!!!! they are the cutest!!!!! wish I could see one in person! I bet I will be awe struck! :) oh really viewing their photos over and over today! :)

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  18. I didn't know na meron pa lang finger monkeys! They're so cute talaga papaleng :)

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  19. These are very cute finger monkeys. I wasn't aware of their existence until this post.

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  20. oh gosh i didn't even realized there are monkeys this tiny. they sure looks very cute and fragile.

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  21. oh theyre so cute papaleng! I wonder if really I provoked them, what will they do to my fingers? hehe

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  22. Hahaha, I love the dialogue of these cute monkeys! My daughter thinks they're adorable.

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  23. they're pretty cute...those hands are just unbelievable...some of them look like it was photoshop though.

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  24. Papaleng, they are simply adorable! I want them as pets! I want to hold them before going to bed. Ekkkk! Puede ba yon? LOL!

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  25. A monkey with the size of a finger? Really tiny huh but they are cute and looks very playful ;)

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  26. Wow! are they real? I never seen a monkey with this size of a finger. This is awesome!

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  27. Amazing! They're so cute. They are even bigger than tarsiers. :-)

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