A pair of Common Marmosets are the latest addition to the recently refurbished St Andrew’s Aquarium.
And the adorable little monkeys – a male and a female – wasted no time in settling into their new enclosure … just in time to celebrate Christmas in their new Fife home.
The pair, which as yet have no names, will play a key role in the aquarium’s education programme highlighting the effects of deforestation.
John Mace, Managing Director of St Andrews Aquarium, commented:
“To some of our visitors, seeing marmosets in an aquarium may be surprising, however their enclosure is part of our wider education programme highlighting the effects of deforestation on our lands and seas. Everything is connected and it is important for us to showcase the whole ecosystem.”
Standing at only seven inches tall, the Common Marmoset is one of the world’s smallest monkeys.
St Andrews Aquarium is open seven days a week from 10am – 6pm, with last entry at 5pm.
To find out more about St Andrews Aquarium visit the website http://www.standrewsaquarium.co.uk