Red Titi Monkey

The Red Titi Monkey (Callicebus cupreus) is a primate and a mammal. It is also known as the Coppery Titi Monkey.

The Red Titi Monkey has red, fluffy fur. It has a small rounded grey face, small ears, and a flat nose. It has a long tail, but it is not prehensible, which means that it cannot hold or grasp tree branches.

Red Titi Monkey

Red Titi Monkey

It measures about 50 centimetres (20 inches) tall.

The Red Titi Monkey is native to the Amazon region of South America, in Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

It is arboreal, living in trees. It rarely comes to the ground. It prefers rainforests. It is territorial, but the area is relatively small – a range of about 1.5-3 kilometres.

It eats fruit, leaves, bamboo shoots, seeds, and insects. Its predators include cats and birds of prey, such as eagles.

The Red Titi Monkey mates for life. The male looks after the young, carrying the baby monkey on its back.

Red Titi Monkey

Red Titi Monkey

Red Titi Monkey

Red Titi Monkey

 

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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