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Finger Monkeys Being Their Small And Cute Selves (Photos)

These tiny-tiny monkeys are so small and adorable they barely even look real, but they are. Their scientific name is pygmy marmoset, and they are the smallest monkeys in the world and one of the smallest primates in the world. They're so small, they are literally the size of your finger. Even adult finger monkeys are no longer than 4.6 to 6.2 inches, not including their tails, because their tiny fluffy tails can grow as big and bigger than the full size of their body. 

Mostly, people call them finger monkeys because - you guessed it - they are the size of your finger, but others call them thumb monkeys, pocket monkeys, or even little lions because of the hair around their faces that looks like a mane. These tiny creatures are so insanely adorable, and we of course decided to share that adorableness with you in the hopes of putting at least a tiny smile on your faces

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Anthropologist Explains The 'Evolutionary Leftovers' Humans Still Have From Their Primate Ancestors

Evolutionary anthropologist Dorsa Amir shared the story behind eight intriguing pieces of evolutionary baggage that humans carry with them to this day. These evolutionary leftovers include traits like your tailbone or wisdom teeth and are called vestigial structures. 


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The Skywalker Gibbon Is a New Species of Primate With Stunning Eyebrows

The skywalker gibbon is so rare that we've only just discovered it! He got his name because he walks high up in the trees (and also because the scientists who named him are Star Wars fans)

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Images from: Cincinnati Zoo(top) & Warsaw Zoo(bottom)

Which primate will it be: the tiny Squirrel Monkey, or the (one day) huge Gorilla?

Squee Spree! What will it be?