A Bolivian gray titi monkey that was born in April is now on exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Bronx Zoo. The family of titis reside in the zoo’s World of Birds area in a mixed-species habitat which depicts a South American rainforest. Other residents of this habitat are golden lion tamarins and grey-winged trumpeters. The birds are opportunistic feeders and happen to feed on fruit dropped by primates.
The diet of a Bolivian gray titi monkey consists of leaves, fruits, and insects. In the wild, they are indigenous to central and northern Bolivia and their range extends into Brazil. As part of the vast network of zoological conservation programs, WCS works throughout Latin America to save wildlife and habitats including areas where titi monkeys are found.
Titis are small animals with thick, fluffy fur. They are so-named as their fur is often gray, although coloration varies to include orange-brown on the belly and chest. Titis have strong social bonds and are monogamous. Family pairs can often be seen with their tails intertwined.