Bolivian gray titi monkey

Latin Name
Callicebus donacophilus

Class
Mammals

Order
Primates

Description

Bolivian gray titi monkeys are small primates with thick, fluffy fur and tails that can reach up to 19 inches in length. As their name implies, their fur is often gray, although it can range to orangish-brown in color, particularly on the belly and chest, with white ear tufts.


 

Range

This small primate species is found in Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil.


Status

The species is common throughout its range but faces potential decline due to habitat loss. Lincoln Park Zoo cooperatively manages Bolivian gray titi monkey populations with other institutions in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.


Habitat

Bolivian gray titi monkeys occupy rain forest habitats, where they live an arboreal lifestyle among the trees.


Niche

Bolivian gray titi monkeys feed on the fruit and leaves they find in the trees of their home, with insects composing a small percentage of their diet.


Life History

The species is monogamous, living in family groups consisting of two-seven individuals. Males contribute to the rearing of new offspring, often carrying them through the canopy. Females typically give birth to one offspring per year.


Special Adaptations

Bolivian gray titi monkeys are often observed twining their tales together as they perch on branches. Scientists believe this behavior helps to enhance a group's social bond.



Bonus Content

Living In Numbers
Many animals at Lincoln Park Zoo have special adaptations that allow them to thrive in large groups. We discuss some of them in detail here.

Catching Up With A.J.
Cute baby pictures? It’s hard to top these of the Bolivian gray titi monkey born in August 2012 at the Helen Brach Primate House. Here’s an update on the little one.

Bolivian gray titi monkey Ocala was among the top dads featured on Father's Day

Father's Day Slideshow 2012
As people celebrated dads of all shapes and sizes, we took a look at some of the top fathers at Lincoln Park Zoo.

 

Bolivian gray titi monkey Delasol with baby Ocho

Happy Mother's Day 2012
To celebrate the occasion, we highlighted one of the zoo’s top moms, Bolivian gray titi monkey Delasol. She’s had eight offspring at the Helen Brach Primate House!

 


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