Week in Photos: December 15-December 21, 2006

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December 15, 2006

The Bronx Zoo, New York

A young pygmy marmoset was photographed on December 14 clinging to a branch in New York City's Bronx Zoo. Born on August 20, this tiny primate will grow to a height of only about 5 inches (12.7 centimeters), not including its tail, and will weigh around half a pound (0.2 kilogram).

Pygmy marmosets, with their manelike head hair, are tree-dwellers that live in the dense forests of the upper Amazon Basin in Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru.

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Photograph by Julie Laren Maher ©Wildlife Conservation Society
 
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