Friday, January 23, 2009

Pygmy Marmoset, anyone?

No reading for me until tonight! I'll be off to the Dallas World Aquarium soon for an afternoon of fun and frivolity.

To your left is a picture of my very favorite animal at the DWA, a pygmy marmoset. I hope I remember to bring the wire cutters, because if I can sneak one of these little cuties into my pocket, my life will be complete.

Happy Friday everyone, and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my girl, Heather from A High and Hidden Place!


  1. I love aquariums! Have a great time.

  2. I won't ask, only wish you a wonderful time! ;-)

    Cute pic!

  3. We talk about going there all the time but have never made it. I have lived here my whole life and have never been.

    Have fun with your guy!

  4. Oh my! this is a tiny monkey like creature.
    Have fun at the aquarium and a nice week-end all around

  5. Hope you have a great time. that little darling is adorable!

  6. Pick one up for me while you're there ;)

  7. Why does this little guy live at an aquarium?? Does he swim?

    Have fun - and we want all the SuperCutie details.

  8. Thanks, Michelle! It was a great time!

    Lezlie, we did have a good day. :)

    Cold, you MUST GO!!! You will freakin' love it.

    Madeleine, they're the cutest. So little and jumpy!

    Marie, they're even cuter in person.

    Got it, Angie!

    LOL, Terri! It's actually more like an indoor zoo. They call it an aquarium and zoological park. It's about 8 stories tall, and you start at the top in the rainforest (birds, monkeys) and work your way down into the aquarium part. Very very cool!

  9. I'm so glad you had a good time! And thanks for the birthday wishes! It was a good day. :)

  10. I'm glad Terri asked about the idea of a Marmoset in an aquarium. I had visions of cruel practises involving little monkeys and experiments with aqualungs....

  11. How do we know that's really a pygmy marmoset and not just a freakishly large banana? ;-)

  12. Aw so cute! The zoo I worked in had a pair of marmosets and we used to feed them live mealworms dunked in baby food. Ick!

  13. I'm glad it was a good day, Heather!

    LOL, Scriptor! The mental picture is enough to make me giggle. That's probably not the right reaction, huh?

    Dennis, you discovered my secret!

    Mariel, that puts a whole new twist on things. Now I'm imagining their horrible breath.

  14. Hehe sorry! You should have seen me trying to get them to eat the darn things though, marmosets are just like humn children. I had to make the mealworms look really tasty and pretend to eat them, or the marmosets wouldn't touch it. Bleh.


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