Bolivian gray titi monkey in exhibit

Bolivian Gray Titi Monkey

Scientific Name

Callicebus donacophilus

Class

Mammalia

Order

Primates

Range

Bolivia, Paraguay, and Brazil

Habitat

Tropical forests

Estimated Wild Population

n/a
Bolivian gray titi monkey in exhibit
IUCN Conservation Status: Lower Risk - Least Concern IUCN Conservation Status: Lower Risk - Least Concern

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Physical Description

Bolivian gray titi monkeys are small primates with thick, fluffy fur and a tail that can reach up to 19 inches in length. As their name implies, their fur is often gray, although their belly and chest are often organish-brown. They feed primarily on fruit, leaves, and insects. The species is monogamous, living in family groups of two to 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.

Interesting Fact 1

Bolivian gray titi monkeys are often observed twining, or wrapping, their individual tails together as they perch on branches. Scientists believe this behavior helps to enhance their social bond.

Interesting Fact 2

They are arboreal and rarely come to the forest floor.

Interesting Fact 3

Grooming is an important activity that serves to strengthen social bonds among members of each group. Family members groom each other often, especially during the mid-day rest

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