Red titi monkey

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Common Name:
Red titi monkey
Scientific Name:
Callicebus cupreus
Size: 42 - 45 cm
Weight: 700 - 1200 grams
Mammals
Omnivores
Native to South America
Rain Forest

Conservation Status

Least concern

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.

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The health of our zoo family, which includes our visitors, staff and animals, is our top priority. In light of the most recent advice from Public Health England and the government, we have closed Blackpool Zoo at until further notice.

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