Your morning adorable: Baby squirrel monkey hitches a ride in Tokyo 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!
-- Lindsay Barnett
Photos: Junko Kimura / Getty Images