Bolivian gray titi monkey in exhibit

Bolivian Gray Titi Monkey

Scientific Name
Plecturocebus donacophilus
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Range
Bolivia, Paraguay, and Brazil
Habitat
Tropical forests
Estimated Wild Population
n/a
bolivian gray titi monkey in exhibit Endangered Status Graph - Least Concern Endangered Status Graph - Least Concern

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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.

Did You Know?

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.

They are arboreal and rarely come to the forest floor.

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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