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Your morning adorable: Baby squirrel monkey hitches a ride in Tokyo zoo

August 10, 2009 | 11:29 am

A three-week-old baby squirrel monkey clings to its mother's back at Edogawa Natural Zoo

Squirrel monkeys such as this 3-week-old baby and its mother are native to the tropical forests of Central and South America. These two are living quite a long way from their ancestral home, though; they're residents of the Edogawa Natural Zoo in Tokyo.

Fun fact: In Germany, squirrel monkeys aren't called squirrel monkeys -- instead, they're known as skull monkeys, for their unique facial markings. 

More photos of mother and baby after the jump!

A three-week-old baby squirrel monkey clings to its mother's back at Edogawa Natural Zoo

A three-week-old baby squirrel monkey clings to its mother's back at Edogawa Natural Zoo

A three-week-old baby squirrel monkey clings to its mother's back at Edogawa Natural Zoo

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photos: Junko Kimura / Getty Images

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