The Tiny But Mighty Finger Monkey

Interesting facts about finger monkey and some cute photos of them.

Finger Monkey

One for the Guinness Book of Records, a monkey the size of a human finger! Yes, you read it right. The name of this primate – Finger Monkey or the pygmy marmoset. Native to rain forests of South America, this tiny finger monkey or “pocket monkey” when fully grown measures only 5 inches (head and body) with 8-9 inches black-ringed tail. Adults weigh around 5 ounces. Finger monkey has almond-shaped eyes and a furry body. The finger monkey is an omnivorous, feeding on fruits, leaves, insects, small lizards, as well as small invertebrate. These highly sociable primates have a life span of 11 to 15 years. Warning! Don’t be deceived by finger monkeys’ cuteness! If provoked, they will counter by using their extremely sharp claws on you. Enough of the introduction, it’s about time to present these tiny but mighty finger monkeys.

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B1: Hey brother, how do you feel? Are you alright?

B2: Not so well. I think Gulliver is tightening his grip on me.

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This is what we call Synchronized Gymnastic.

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Just be careful with me and don’t you ever dare to let go of me.

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A couple of centimeters more and I’ll be on top of this Skycraper.. Just like my idol King Kong.

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No matter what, I’ll try to cling on this finger with my dear life.

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Now I see  more problems coming our way. The Boss wanted us to be the main course in their Exotic Food Festival.

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I’m dying of hunger. got to get hold of that big ripe banana.


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  1. LCM Linda Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Lovely Monkey. So tiny. I like the 5th one the most.


  2. LCM Linda Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Lovely monkeys. So tiny. I like the 5th one the most.


  3. Eunice Tan Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 2:28 am

    How cute. Like toys.


  4. Thiliban Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 2:47 am

    cute stuffs. . .


  5. crisdiwata Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 2:56 am

    Parang stuff toys lang. Now, I’m confused. You said that they are primates, how ’bout Tarsier being the smallest primate? Ang galing mo Papaleng. :)


  6. SowmyaT Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 3:16 am

    Nice :)


  7. LoveDoctor Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 3:18 am

    These are so so cute. This is a funny post. I learned something new today. thanks for sharing.


  8. albert1jemi Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Thank for sharing


  9. Brewed Coffee Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 3:40 am

    Papaleng, unggoy ba yan o daga? hehehehe….ang liit naman nila kakatakot hahahah! cute pero I don’t think I’d dare hold them. Baka mangagat hehehe


  10. guraynsj Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Very interesting.


  11. pruelpo Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 3:47 am

    Great article dude. Love those pic. So cute.


  12. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 4:15 am

    Aah! These are such cute little monkeys. I never knew there were any as small as this. I love the dialogue you’ve added. Well done.

    Christine


  13. The Bling Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 4:34 am

    I never knew there were small ones. A new learning for me.


  14. mtrguanlao Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 4:40 am

    Hahaha,Idol talaga kita Idol Papaleng! Ang galing! I heard about these monkeys but I never knew that they are that small,wow!
    Great photos Idol! Thank you for sharing this!


  15. fagina Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 5:09 am

    Ohhhhhh…so cute they are :)


  16. lapasan Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 5:50 am

    It’s amazing that there is monkey that small.


  17. AnglaHodge Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 5:52 am

    This is a good good article. The narrative is so enhancing and fitting with the tiny guys here. They are unbelievably cute and so sweet. Fantastic post. Ty for sharing.


  18. webseowriters Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Excellent share


  19. Lord Banks Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 8:04 am

    How cute! amazing little creatures. Great article. LB


  20. Betty Carew Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Papa what a delightful article. I had never heard of these. Thanks for the share. They are beyond cute and so small. Loved the captions you added.


  21. pearl2010 Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Very nice post Papaleng. How about the tarsier?


  22. nobert soloria bermosa Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 8:23 am

    they are amongst the cutest creatures


  23. clay hurtubise Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Cute cute cute!!!
    Thanks,
    Clay


  24. Edsss Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 8:28 am

    very very very CUTE!


  25. SharifaMcFarlane Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 8:32 am

    They are so cute. It would take 10 of them to carry 1 apple. They must get teased a lot by other rmonkeys. lol


  26. bobie Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 8:55 am

    ang cute ng mga monkeys mo paps . .hehe pa hingi ng isa.


  27. Starpisces Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Aiyo, they are so cute, though I will scream if they come near me. I really enjoy this kind of post from you again, Papaleng.
    :)


  28. Neilvert Noval Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Oh, I never thought this existed.
    Nice to know such little creature existed.
    Breed it, and multiply :-)


  29. Esoranna Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 11:07 am

    wow they really so cute :)


  30. Sourav Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Very cute. Nice post.


  31. CHAN LEE PENG Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Lovely and cute! Liked it! :-)


  32. sapphirelaws22 Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Wow! they are so cute! :-)


  33. John Cornor Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Papaleng, monkey ba yan?….hehehehe naamaze ako sa post mo.Ishare ko ito sa FB.


  34. serowa Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Nice one Papa. I liked your narration too, very creative.


  35. Yovita Siswati Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    They look like a mouse….


  36. nz2rdfox Says...

    On January 13, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    they really are cute..I wonder kung totoong nag-evolve ang mga tao galing sa kanila..kanino sila ihahantulad lalo na kanilang kaliitan..he he he :)

    Entertaining post papaleng :)


  37. Likha Says...

    On January 14, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Ang cute nila, parang yung stuffed toy na dekorasyon sa damit. Where did you learn about these cute creatures?


  38. Sharif Ishnin Says...

    On January 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Marmosets are really unique and exotic monkeys. I dig them the moment I saw them.


  39. alvinwriter Says...

    On January 14, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Such fragile animals. They should be protected along with the environment they live in.


  40. Stable Says...

    On January 15, 2011 at 7:37 am

    What a great article Papa. Love the pictures so cute. My son wants a pet monkey now!


  41. Inna Tysoe Says...

    On January 15, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Adorable!


  42. dloriginal Says...

    On January 16, 2011 at 1:40 am

    Those are adorable little creatures. Lovely article.


  43. rubielee Says...

    On January 16, 2011 at 3:41 am

    so love them, very cute…


  44. Cinders Says...

    On January 16, 2011 at 8:03 am

    They are sooooo cute! Great article papa


  45. Mr Ghaz Says...

    On January 16, 2011 at 8:28 am

    COOL POST AS ALWAYS..SO CUTE INDEED. LIKE-IT:}


  46. sabazas Says...

    On January 16, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Is that the full size of those things? :D


  47. gvgatchalian Says...

    On January 16, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Interesting! Cute little monkeys. I was surprised at their lifespan — 11 to 15 years. That long, huh. Great post!


  48. J M Lennox Says...

    On January 17, 2011 at 11:39 am

    These are simply gorgeous. So interesting. :-)


  49. Kate Smedley Says...

    On January 17, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    They are so sweet – I’d never heard of them, what a great article (and I can understand this one!)


  50. SuccessToday Says...

    On January 17, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    WOW, I never saw a monkey this small before, and they are SUPER CUTE !


  51. Phoenix Montoya Says...

    On January 17, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Pwede bang alagaan kuya. So cute!


  52. Inacaryl Canda Says...

    On January 21, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    How really cute….. I wish I could see that cute mighty monkey….!!!!


  53. FX777222999 Says...

    On January 22, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Cute & cool, edible din ba ang meat niyan? Siguro, 50 pieces, isang kilo…


  54. mary clairee Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 1:12 am

    monkey buh un,,,,, prang ndi aman ee,good post.


  55. Ima Vee Says...

    On January 24, 2011 at 2:07 am

    super cute,… parang key chain lang…


  56. Anbuselvan Says...

    On January 25, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Excellent Collection

    I really surprised by seeing the photos

    Thanks for saring


  57. culprit pontiff Says...

    On January 25, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    cute naman nyan papaleng…
    kaso yari sa pusa ko yan…
    parang gusto ko magkaron ng ganyan alaga..
    bawal-bawal-bawal.
    mas magaling maghanap ng kuto yang ganyan kaliit tyak…hahaha


  58. gaby7 Says...

    On January 26, 2011 at 6:01 am

    Where do these miniature monkeys live? Are they not extinct yet? I never ever thought such a thing existed!


  59. Rebecca White Says...

    On January 26, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Very cute! I’ve never seen these before. Thank you for sharing.


  60. eddiego65 Says...

    On January 27, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Adorable.


  61. Sophiesvoice Says...

    On January 28, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    We love them!


  62. EXako Says...

    On February 1, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    omg I want one! :)


  63. Agasthya Says...

    On February 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    My goodness they are so cute. I love them all!


  64. AshleyApathy Says...

    On February 3, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    AWWW some of them are so cute!! xD


  65. Raj the Tora Says...

    On February 4, 2011 at 12:13 am

    I always have loved marmosets. How cute they can be! And they are nothing but miniature of ourselves. Loved the Gulliver comment :)


  66. revivor Says...

    On February 5, 2011 at 4:00 am

    couldn’t believe how actually small they are!!


  67. Neha & Lizzie Says...

    On March 24, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Lizziepixie : AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! they r so cute man and small dude ;D xxxxxx

    SlickkidNeha:I never knew that little monkeys could be that small and cute!!! xxx


  68. Yalonda Says...

    On April 3, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Oh my gosh, I didn’t realize there were any monkeys that small!


  69. razor7 Says...

    On April 5, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    wow… nice info here…


  70. Anusha Jain Says...

    On April 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    I like the pictures very much, and more than the pictures, I like your apt and humorous captions. Very nice share.

    Regards,
    Anusha, UV Associates


  71. jrabraham Says...

    On April 19, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Oho! I learned something new today :)


  72. Annie898 Says...

    On June 20, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Cute little things but safest in the rain forest where they belong.


  73. Amanda Says...

    On August 3, 2011 at 9:37 am

    i love the pictures and how they took them. I even think that some of them are cute and so do my other sister’s.


  74. roehill Says...

    On November 1, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I’ve never seen monkeys this small.


  75. Kyla Says...

    On January 31, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    They are so cute. I want one!


  76. Safa Says...

    On April 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Wow..those photos are amazing. Such cute and adorable animals


  77. vanessa Says...

    On June 22, 2012 at 3:37 am

    The little finger monkeys are the cutest things i have ever seen in my entire living life:)


  78. MsPatriciaDV Says...

    On September 24, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Another informative post from papaleng. Galing~


  79. KennethJames Says...

    On February 3, 2013 at 4:01 am

    the finger monkeys are awesome 1 day must own 1


  80. KennethJames Says...

    On February 3, 2013 at 4:02 am

    the finger monkeys are awesome 1 day must own 1


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