Curious Marmoset Gently Touches A Giant Katydid In South America

An incredible viral video shows the touching moment a curious marmoset gently examines a katydid in the treetops of South America.

According to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Katydids are a large group of insects related to grasshoppers and crickets. While they’re usually somewhat small, some katydids can grow nearly 5 inches in length!

Photo: Reddit/u/Jaych1990

Because they’re small in comparison to a lot of animals, their green color allows them to blend in with the foliage and they’re generally heard and not seen. But one large katydid was spotted by a mammal, a curious marmoset who stopped to examine the massive insect.

The San Diego Zoo reports that pygmy marmosets can be as small as 4.5 inches, meaning that the tiny monkey could be virtually the same size as the cricket-like katydid!

Photo: Reddit/u/Jaych1990

A video captured the moment the marmoset carefully looked at the katydid and gently reached out to feel it. The marmoset was so tender as it reached its little paw out and gently stroked the insect’s body and legs.

It’s amazing to see how animals can show sympathy and care toward each other. Watching the tiny monkey touch the giant insect with such care is really something special.

Photo: Reddit/u/Jaych1990

The incredible scene was initially featured in Apple TV’s show, Tiny World and later uploaded to Reddit by u/Jaych1990.

Check it out below:

How cute are they?

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