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Last Updated: Thursday August 19 2010 12:16 GMT

In pics: Endangered twin monkeys born in zoo

The golden lion tamarins

There's a double celebration going on at Bristol Zoo Gardens. One of the world's most endangered species of monkey - the golden lion tamarin - has given birth to twins!

The golden lion tamarins

The tiny monkeys are just three weeks old, and have been clinging onto their parents' backs for days. They'll grow to be the size of a small squirrel and have long, silky fur.

The golden lion tamarins

Not only is it great news for the zoo, but it's a boost for the species, as there are only around 1,000 left in the wild - mainly in Brazil.

The golden lion tamarins

It's tiring being so cute - check out this baby's big yawn! Zoo keeper Mel Gage said breeding these endangered monkeys was "hugely important".