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White-eared Titi Monkey


Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay


Arboreal, moist forest


They have a greyish agouti to buffy orange agouti coat. The chest and belly are orange agouti. The tail is a mixture of blackish buff with orange at its base and whitish ear tufts. (Agouti is a hair pattern of dark brown to black hairs with lighter colored tips)

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Titi monkeys are a small South American monkeys that live in extended family groups. Members of the group will sit together and twine their tails exhibiting social bonding. They have many vocalizations from a bird like chirping to an echoing long call. These monkeys are diurnal, or active during the daylight hours.


Monogamous; gestation ~ 4 months

Interesting Facts:

The father is the primary caretaker of the offspring.

The coat of the tail greys with age.

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Did YOU Know?
The primary function of tail twining is social, but it has been suggested that balance and warmth are enhanced by it.
White-eared Titi Monkey
Class: mammal
Order: Primates
Family: Cebidae
Genus: Callicebus
Species: donacophilus
Length: 20 inches
Height: 10 inches
Weight: 700-1200 grams
Average Lifespan: Up to 25 years
Zoo Diet: Monkey chow, fruits, nuts, vegetables and insects
USFWS Status: Threatened
Where at the Zoo? Small Animal Building

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