• Type: Mammal
• Size: Male- 30 to 45 cm; Female- 29 to 42 cm
• Weight: Male- 800 to 1200 grams; Female- 700 to 1020 grams
• Diet: Omnivore
• Ave. Life Span: Wild- 12 years; In captivity- 25 years
• Group Name: Troop
The Titi Monkey is a New World monkey that inhabits the South America, including Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Paraguay, and Bolivia. They have varying colors, but the most common ones include brown, black, red, and gray. Its fur is soft, and its undersides have a lighter color compared to the upperside.
They prefer living in dense forests with access to water, and are more active during the day. Titi monkeys got their German name (which means jumping monkey) because of their fondness of leaping from one branch to another.
They are highly territorial animals, which keep intruders away by making noises and chasing them off. Normally, they live in groups composed of around 3 to 7 individuals. They mate with one partner for the rest of their lives, and females typically give birth to only one baby. Gestation lasts for approximately 5 moths, and juveniles are weaned once they reach 5 months old. After one year, they will reach full maturity and will leave their group after about 2-3 years to look for a mate.
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the Andean Titi Monkey and Blond Titi Monkey are listed as Critically Endangered. On the other hand, the Beni Titi Monkey is categorized as Endangered, and the Black-fronted Titi Monkey is classified as Near Threatened. Some of the major threats to their population include loss of habitat, habitat fragmentation, and hunting.