A four-month old baby Bolivian gray titi monkey hangs from its mother at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. Photo by: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS.
The Bolivian gray titi monkey (Callicebus donacophilus) is found in a small area of the Amazon in Bolivia and Brazil. They are also one of a few monkey species in South America that can be found near cities.
Bolivian gray titis mate for life and live in small groups. Monogamous pairs spend all their time close together; males have even been documented showing ‘jealous’ behavior. The tree-dwelling primates feed primarily on on fruits, but also on leaves, nuts, and insects.
Although listed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List, this titi is imperiled by habitat loss, and is believed to be on the decline.
Close-up of baby Bolivian gray titi monkey at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. Photo by: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS.
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