Houston Zoo welcomes newborn pygmy marmoset

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A tiny pygmy marmoset was born at the Houston Zoo a couple weeks ago.

It's been an exciting few weeks at the Houston Zoo. According to its official blog, a pygmy marmoset was born in the Natural Encounters building on July 27 — weighing in at only 36 grams. 

"Pygmy marmosets are the world's smallest true monkeys, typically only about five inches long (not including their long tails)," states the blot post. "In the wild they live in the rainforests of the Amazon basin of South America. Though they are not currently classified as endangered, their populations in the wild are threatened by habitat loss in some areas as well as the pet trade." 

This is the fifth baby that the mother and father, Oko and Per, have had since they've been at the zoo. Though these animals usually give birth to two babies at a time, states the source, it's not uncommon for them to have just one at a time. 

If you're planning to visit the Houston Zoo in the near future, you can see the newborn pygmy marmoset in the indoor Rainforest area, where he or she may be found riding on a sibling's back. 

The Houston Zoo is one of the many attractions in this Lone Star State city that is fun for children and adults of all ages. If you're thinking about moving to this area to pursue energy or information technology jobs in Houston, you'll be happy to hear that this is a culturally rich part of Texas featuring a variety of delicious restaurants, wonderful schools, exciting events and more. To find out more about career opportunities, contact Inquest Staffing, a Houston IT staffing agency, today.

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