Posted May 15, 2019 in New Arrivals
Colchester Zoo is very excited to announce a baby Coppery Titi monkey has been born!
Born on the 9th April this is a first for Colchester Zoo as they have not successfully bred this species before, it comes after Mum, Whiskey and Dad, Colby arrived together at the zoo in August 2018 from Blackpool Zoo as a pair.
Whiskey would have carried the baby for a gestation period of around 160 days and will continue to nurse the baby for the first few months. However, as with many primates including tamarins and marmosets, it is the father who carries the baby most of the time, so if you are lucky enough to see the baby Titi monkey clinging onto its parents back, it is most likely to be Colby!
Titi monkeys are native to Brazil and known as an arboreal species; this means that they spend most of their time in the trees and are rarely seen on the floor. This species of monkey are currently listed as Least Concern on the IUCN red list.
Stop by our Rainforest walkthrough by Iguana Forest on your next visit and see if you can spot this lovely new family!
If you would like to adopt one of our Titi monkeys find out more about adoptions here.