Red Titi Monkey

A red titi monkey at ZSL London Zoo

Latin Name
Callicebus cupreus

What they look like
Like the name suggests, these monkeys are recognisable by their red, distinctly fluffy, fur. They have small ears and a small grey face, with a rather flat nose. Their tails are long but not prehensile (meaning it does not grasp or hold things).

Animal facts
Tree-living and rarely coming to ground, these monkeys mate for life. The male is the main childcare provider, carrying the infant on its back, except when the mother is nursing. Tail interwining and grooming are regular parts of titi monkey social life.

What they eat
Fruit, leaves, bamboo shoots and insects

Habitat
Rainforest

Where they live
Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia

Threats
Birds of prey and cats are a threat.

 

Population
Unknown
Order
Primates
Family
Pitheciidae