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Coppery titi monkey

Pleturocebus Cupreus

Coppery titi monkeys are active during the day. They are tree dwelling animals. They like to look for food in the lower parts of the canopy and can be seen socialising with other species of monkey. A group consists of a breeding pair and their offspring. A breeding pair will stay together for life and can be seen with their tails intertwined or grooming each other. Their long tail is not prehensile (adapted for grasping or holding) but will be used for balancing in trees.

Coppery titi monkeys have an elaborate system of communication that includes vocal, smelling and gestures. These gestures are used both for communication between family members and to indicate aggression towards other family groups, that are potential competitors. The average red titi monkey can be up to 45 centimetres (cm) long with a 50 cm tail and weigh up to 1.4 kilograms.

We are home to six coppery titi monkeys. Our latest arrival was in January 2018 to mum, Inca and dad, Aztec.

Coppery titi monkeys were formerly known as red titi monkeys.

IUCN red list status

The IUCN status of the coppery titi monkey is least concern.

The IUCN status of the coppery titi monkey is least concern.

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Conservation status

The IUCN considers the coppery titi monkeys not to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild. They are listed under Appendix II of CITES.




It is unknown how many coppery titi monkeys are left in the wild.


Herbivore. Coppery titi monkeys eat mainly fruit but will also consume leaves, insects and flowers.