Red Titi Monkey

Scientific name:  Callicebus cupreus
Class:  Mammals
Continent:  South America
Habitat:  Tropical forest
Diet:  Omnivore
Weight:  700 - 1200 g
Size:  42 - 45 cm
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Red titi monkeys originate from the rainforests of South America where they have a lifespan of up to 12 years. They mate for life and get very distressed and vocal if separated from their partner. They are able to produce one baby which is cared for by both parents.

Although currently of “Least Concern” as an endangered species, various projects are in place to educate local residents about the importance of their survival as a species. An example of this is the Proyecto Mono Tocon, a scheme supported by Blackpool Zoo which concentrates on another sub-species, the San Martin titi. The Zoo also manages the European breeding programme for the red titi monkey.

In the Zoo they are fed on carrots, seeds, fruit and vegetables as well as rice, boiled eggs and cheese.

Conservation status
Extinct
Extinct in the wild
Critically endangered
Endangered
Vulnerable
Near threatened
Least concern
Insufficient data
Not evaluated
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