Saturday, February 4, 2017

ZooWeird 66

A doggerel series about odd or little-known animals.

Pygmy marmoset. (Cebuella pygmaea) is a small New World monkey native to rainforests of the western Amazon Basin in South America. The species is notable for being the smallest monkey and one of the smallest primates in the world. Adults barely get to be over 100 grams. (All animal info from

And so this pygmy marmoset—
About as small as you can get—
Had fallen into deepest debt.

He told the loan shark, “Listen, I
Am really such an honest guy—
So … how about a fresh supply?”

The loan shark, with a kind of bark,
Said in a way so very dark:
“You know, of course, I am a shark!

“So pay the vig on what you owe—
Or in the ocean you will go,
Where you will sink, so very low,

“And I am guessing that you’ll feel
A bit regretful (that’s the deal!)
As I consume you for a meal!”

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