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Pygmy Marmoset

Pygmy Marmoset (1)

Here at Chessington we have 3 Pygmy marmosets, 2 males - Icana (born 2013) and Atilla (born 2011) and one female - Luminina (born 2012). It may take you a while to find all 3, as they are the smallest living species of monkey in  the world today. Not only are they small, their brown/grey colouring makes them very camouflaged with the trees and surroundings in their environment, making them very hard to spot. Their faces are a good giveaway though - white markings on their faces help them identify each other and are also used as a communication tool.


  • Pygmy marmosets have incredibly flexible necks and can rotate their heads nearly 180 degrees.
  • Pygmy marmosets are cabable of using their teeth to create near perfect circles within trees - great for extracting tree sap and gum.
  • They are the smallest monkey in the world (but not smallest primate).

Latest information regarding Coronavirus

Further to recent updates from the Government on the response to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the very difficult decision to close Chessington World of Adventures Resort as a precautionary measure.

Have a short break booked before 25th April? We can move your stay date with no extra cost!
For guests with short breaks arriving up to and including 25th April 2020, we have relaxed our usual terms and conditions so you can now reschedule your break to another date in the 2020 season with no additional cost*. Please complete the form here including your booking reference and the preferred date you would like to rearrange your booking to. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
*Subject to availability, please provide 3 alternative dates in order of preference, dates allocated on a first come first served basis.

Have a park ticket booked before 25th April? You can use this for another day in 2020!
If you have a park ticket for up to and including 25th April your ticket will be valid for use on any date during the 2020 season up to and including 1st November 2020.

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