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In groups of marmosets dominated by females, they usually give birth to twins.


These small South American primates bear distinguishing marks such as wisps of hair on the head or bright colouring on the hands which differentiate one species from another. Marmosets are the smallest primates in the world. They are omnivorous and eat fruit, insects, eggs and small vertebrates. They live in social groups, with the peculiarity that the female is the dominant member and sometimes mates with several different males. They normally produce twins once or twice a year and at Loro Parque going by the notable breeding success, they seem to very content.