Adorable new arrivals!

It is celebrations all around here at Blue Reef Tynemouth as we welcome two adorable new faces.

A pair of common marmosets were born earlier this month, to proud parents Minnie and Miko.

These cute new twins are smaller then your hand and are slowly developing their own personalities. These tiny monkeys are native to the Amazon Rainforest and only grow to around 30cm.

Unlike other monkeys, marmosets almost always give birth to non-identical twins, which are then carried around on their father’s back. These two are the latest new arrivals after the birth of their brothers earlier in the year.

Displays Supervisor, Terry McKeone said “We are over the moon to welcome these two new arrivals to Tynemouth. “

They are doing brilliantly and join our growing family of Marmosets, it is amazing to see this cute pair settle into their new home. “

The new monkeys can be seen at Blue Reef Tynemouth every day and you can find out more about them and the other species of monkeys on display at the daily talk and feed.

The Twins are yet to be named, with members of the public being asked to suggest names via our Facebook page.