Symbio is certainly growing. They now have tassie devils, red pandas, meerkats and now a species of marmoset. Tiny monkeys prove a big hit at Symbio Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, Australia) January 6, 2007 Author: MEGAN LEVY Estimated printed pages: 2 SIZE is no barrier when it comes to monkey business. These twin marmosets are some of the smallest monkeys in the world, but their antics attracted bumper crowds at their new Stanwell Tops home yesterday. Born six months ago at a Brisbane wildlife park, the brothers were flown south on Thursday to begin their new life at Symbio Wildlife Gardens. "Initially they were a little bit cautious. I stayed here with a pizza (on Thursday night) until they went to bed," Symbio's operations manager Matthew Radnidge said. "But now they know a couple of us, they were jumping on us this morning." The pocket-sized primates are native to Brazil, but Mr Radnidge said widespread land clearing in that country had threatened the species. "We plan to specialise in small primates because, primarily in South America and Asia where a lot of these animals come from, habitat destruction is rife. It's important for us to look after our Australian animals as well as the wildlife of the world," he said. Symbio is planning a competition to name the pair, while the wildlife park will purchase more of the species next year. Then there might be monkey business of a different nature. "They won't become sexually mature until they're about two years of age. We will get some females and do our bit to try to keep their numbers up," Mr Radnidge said. Caption: NTwo Photos: ew life: Twin marmoset monkeys arrived at Symbio Wildlife Gardens this week. Matthew Radnidge (left) with one of the tiny primates. Pictures: ORLANDO CHIODO Edition: First I think the Brisbane wildlife park is probably Alma Park Zoo. There is no mention of what species of marmosets they are. Symbio looks to be powerng ahead and may soon be another Mogo.