I-guana kiss you! Adorable pictures show the unlikely relationship between a marmoset and her scaly friend, an iguana

These cute pictures show a marmoset just monkeying around with an unlikely friend – an iguana.

The adorable marmoset lovingly caresses the iguana

The adorable marmoset lovingly caresses the iguana

The female white-fronted marmoset can be seen giving the green iguana, who is almost bigger than her, loving pecks and even a little friendly nibble.

At one point, the curious monkey also appears to be giving her mate a little massage, just like she would with another primate.

 The adorable marmoset lovingly caresses the iguana

The adorable marmoset lovingly caresses the iguana

These incredible pictures were taken by Conny Schmidt, from Dusseldorf in Germany.

The 58-year-old had heard about their friendship previously, as the duo are well known in the area, and decided to go to Krefeld Zoo, Germany to get some snaps.

The adorable marmoset and her scaly friend

The adorable marmoset and her scaly friend

She said: “They were both allowed to roam free in the cage, which was the tropical house part of the zoo.

“They seemed to really trust each other. The marmoset was very intrigued, touching the iguana.

The adorable marmoset seems to think the iguana is one of her own

The adorable marmoset seems to think the iguana is one of her own

“I had heard about them and their relationship as it is well known in the area, so these weren’t just lucky pictures.”