• Species: Common Marmosets (Callithrix jacchus)
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: April 3, 2016
  • Arrival: March 12, 2019
  • Background: Breeder
  • Character: Guardian

Biggie, Smalls, and Tupac arrived at Jungle Friends April 2019 and were originally part of an illegal breeding operation. When officials showed up to confiscate the monkeys, the individual turned them over but ran off with several other monkeys.

The boys, Smalls and Tupac, were vasectomized right away, but Biggie's rapidly growing belly made staff suspect she might be pregnant. On April 19th, we were proved right! While caregivers were doing an evening health check, they noticed Biggie having obvious contractions. Shortly after, she delivered a healthy set of twins, which is typical for marmosets. The fathers and older siblings usually do much of the child carrying, and both their father Tupac and older brother Smalls have been a huge help to Biggie.