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Common Marmoset

Common marmosets, sometimes called cotton-eared marmosets because of the large white tufts of hair that surround their ears, are New World monkeys native to the eastern parts of Brazil. Weighing not quite a pound (~14 ounces), these small primates were originally forest dwellers but have been… Learn More

Sustainability

Does the harvest for wildlife trade or captive breeding of this species harm wild populations?

Significant Cause for Concern

  • Wild individuals captured for the pet trade
  • Many local populations declining due to habitat destruction

Invasive Threat

Does the release or escape of this species into the wild harm the environment and/or economy?

Significant Cause for Concern

  • Diet and habitat adaptability indicate ability to establish self-sustaining populations in the U.S.
  • Introduced populations have harmed native wildlife in Southern Brazil

Ease of Care

Does harvest, captive breeding, transport, or being kept as a pet harm individual animals?

Significant Cause for Concern

  • Cannot be kept as a solitary pet; prefer to be part of a family group
  • Need special environmental conditions and diet; experts agree non-human primates can not be kept as pets humanely

Health Risks

Does this animal pose a health risk to native wildlife, humans, livestock and agriculture?

Significant Cause for Concern

  • Known carriers of numerous serious diseases that infect humans
  • Adults are unpredictable and aggressive to humans

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