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Bolivian Gray Titi Monkey: here’s the scoop

threats

Agricultural activities have resulted in considerable habitat loss across the Bolivian gray titi monkeys range. Nevertheless, it is one of three primate species that survives within the confines of the city and has been observed on the outskirts of several rural communities.

Committed to Conservation

The Buttonwood Park Zoo participates in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan (SSP) for Bolivian Gray Titi Monkeys. The goal of the SSP is to cooperatively manage animal populations within AZA accredited zoos to ensure the sustainability of a healthy and genetically diverse population while enhancing the conservation of this species in the wild.

Insider Info

Bolivian gray titi monkey parents, Crumpet and Madeira, have produced three offspring here at the Zoo. Biscuit was born in 2017, Mila was born in 2018 and their third offspring was born in 2020. 

Species

Bolivian Gray Titi Monkey

Scientific name

Plecturocebus donacophilus

Habitat

Slightly drier forests of southern Amazonia, avoiding the humid northern forests

Diet

Omnivorous. Feeding on fruits, leaves, seeds and insects

lifespan

20 – 25 years

Did you know?

These monkeys intertwine their long, fluffy tails together as they perch on branches. This behavior is known as “twining”. Titi monkeys are monogamous and display affectionate behaviors towards one another.

Range

Bolivia and Brazil

Conservation status

Least Concern

Widespread and abundant