With twice as many votes as the next closest twosome in the poll, topping the list for the sweetest zoo duo are Lara and Lucy, the Cottontop Tamarins born back in August.The twins were orphaned and hand-raised by loving keepers at the Denver Zoo. I'm still finding the monkeys twice as nice and absolutely awwww-dorable being brushed with a toothbrush and fed with a syringe in cute closeups, so see why they're worthy of the big win in the gallery below.
These little babes need some extra human help and TLC, since their mama died when they were just three weeks old — check out the special ways the Denver Zoo cares for these twin Tamarins in this slideshow.
Monkey baby, hooray! Just so you know, I totally said those words super silly so they all sounded the same (Monk-ay bab-ay hoor-ay). Call me crazy, but I'm going loopy from gazing into the eyes of this lil cutie pie. The two-week-old peeking babe cast a spell on me while innocently catching a ride on daddy's back.
I can guess how this species got their name, too – look at those tufts of white hair on the Cottontop Tamarin, they wear that hair hue proudly! In addition to this fam at the Jerusalem Zoo, there are only about 1,800 in captivity and 1,000 in the tropical forests of Colombia (their native habitats). Check out a couple more piccys below!