Red Titi Monkey

  • Status

    Least Concern

  • Size

    Up to 1.8 kg

  • Threat

    Habitat Destruction

  • Distribution

    South & Central America

  • Diet

    Omnivore

Red Titi Monkeys, or Coppery Titi Monkeys, scientifically known as Plecturocebus discolor, are captivating and vibrant primates native to the lush rainforests of South America.

Renowned for their distinctive fiery red fur and long, bushy tails, these monkeys exude an enchanting charm. Red titi monkeys exhibit a strong sense of social bonding, often seen engaging in affectionate behaviours like grooming and cuddling with their lifelong mates.

In addition to their striking appearance, Red Titi Monkeys contribute to the vitality of their ecosystems by playing a key role in maintaining the health of their ecosystems, dispersing seeds and contributing to the balance of their tropical home.

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Fun Fact

Red Titi Monkeys are highly vocal animals. Male and female pairs perform duets (think Danny & Sandy from Grease but with bigger hair... ūüé§). Neighbouring pairs will respond to establish their territorial boundaries.

Conservation

The Red Titi Monkey is classified as Least Concern by the IUCN because they appear to have no known threats due to inhabiting remote, inaccessible forest and rarely come down to the ground. They are also tolerant of disturbed forest which makes the species more resilient to human contact with their habitat.

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