Loving parents Lara and Roger of Como Park proudly announce the birth of their twins, born January 27. The infants are happy and healthy and clinging to their brother Franklin in the Primate House.
The 40-gram whispers of fluff have not been named, nor is it clear what their gender is. Nearby humans have speculated that one is a boy and one is a girl. Other nearby humans have pointed out who cares. They're the size of mini candy bars! Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Guests are invited to the Como Zoo to see the wee monkeys for themselves and to submit suggestions for names. Remember that Emperor Tamarins are the species known for their "their long, white, drooping mustache." You know what that means: These tiny monkeys have tiny white whiskers. And, no, we cannot handle it.
After popping out these itty-bitty poofs, mama Lara gets some time to chill. In Tamarin culture, dads carry around the tots for their first six to seven weeks and handle all the care-taking except for breastfeeding. How progressive.
So go see these little tykes before they're tykes no more (though they'll only grow to weigh about a pound).
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