Monkey business

Twin baby pygmy marmoset monkeys at Tropical Butterfield House, North Aston, Sheffield.
Twin baby pygmy marmoset monkeys at Tropical Butterfield House, North Aston, Sheffield.
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Two tiny new arrivals have taken up home at a Yorkshire wildlife centre.

The twin Pygmy Marmoset monkeys were born to parents Blaize and Kizmo at the Tropical Butterfly House in North Aston, Sheffield.

Originating from the rainforests of South America, the Pygmy Marmoset is the smallest monkey species in the world, with adults only reaching 16cm in length.

Blaize and Gizmo were first introduced in late 2012 and their first baby, Pickle, was born in January 2013.

Also helping them to care for their newborns are two male Emperor Tamarins who share their enclosure.