SPCA rescues rare monkey

The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Thursday rescued the smallest monkey of the Marmoset species exhibited in a private restaurant on East Coast Road.
A three-member team, led by SPCA chief inspector W. Dowlath Khan, inspected the restaurant (name not revealed in story) and seized the monkey after receiving a tip-off from the public that an endangered monkey was kept enclosed.
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Mr P. Rajamanickam, president of SPCA, said the monkey was rescued because the species falls in the list of endangered wild animals. “We are planning to hand over the monkey to the Arignar Anna Zoological Park on Friday as we do not have proper accommodation facilities for it.”
The Marmoset is the smallest monkey in the Amazon Rainforests. It is 7-12 inches long, with its tail a little longer than the rest of its body (8-16 inches). The marmosets weigh according to their height – between 250 grams to 500 grams – and enjoy a life span of 20 years. The cute primate’s diet comprises tree sap and fruits found in the highest regions of rainforest canopy.
(Source: Deccan Chronicle and the Internet)

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