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Drayton Manor Park celebrates arrival of new pygmy marmosets

Two tiny new arrivals are being celebrated at Drayton Manor Park.

The new pygmy marmosets

The new pygmy marmosets

The attraction’s zoo saw a pair of pygmy marmosets born earlier this summer.

The breed – which originates from the South American rainforests – has seen numbers decline in the wild due to habitat destruction and the pet trade.

Drayton Manor’s new duo are being looked after by parents Chillido and Wicket.

Zoo manager Chris Mitchell said: “Everyone here is over the moon with our baby pygmy marmosets and it’s always fantastic when our breeding programmes deliver us some new arrivals.”

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