Coppery titi monkey

Callicebus donacophilus

titi monkey
IUCN Conservation Status –
Least Concern
Extinct In The Wild
Class: Mammals
Order: Primates
Family: Pitheciidae

Head down Monkey Walk to see our pair of coppery titi monkeys – Tsuak and Tucker.

Titi monkeys are found in Brazil in the Amazon River basin, in forests and swamps along river and lake shores in the lower tree canopy.

These monkeys are a primarily fruit-eating species, but they also eat leaves, seeds and some insects.    

Interesting facts!

  • They practice tail entwining, this is when two individuals wrap their tails around each other’s, both during the day and while sleeping. It is used to reinforce bonds and to balance one another.
  • ​Coppery titi monkeys are highly vocal. When foraging, they use chirp calls, which consist of a pure tone with a frequency of 6 kilohertz. Other vocal elements include grunts, moans, screams, squeaks, whistles, and bellows

Conservation

Titi monkeys occur in a remote and isolated area, they currently do not face any major threats. They can be found in several protected areas throughout their range.