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Red titi monkey

Callicebus cupreus


Red 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.

Red 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.

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

Animal class

Mammal

Conservation status

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

Habitat

Rainforest

Population

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

Diet

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