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)
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
The father is the primary caretaker of the offspring.
The coat of the tail greys with age.
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|The primary function of tail twining is social, but it has been suggested that balance and warmth are enhanced by it.|