Posted July 23, 2021 in New Arrivals
Coppery Titi monkey baby born!
On 27th June 2021, our Titi monkey family welcomed a new arrival! Mum, Whiskey, gave birth to her third baby with our male, Colby. The little one joins mum, dad and two older siblings, Pico, born in 2019, and Lewis, born in 2020!
This species can be quite shy, but the Animal Care Team have been monitoring the family closely and the new arrival is doing extremely well. Mum, Whiskey, carried the baby for a gestation period of around 132 days, but, since baby’s arrival, it has been dad, Colby, who has taken on the role of carrier. This behaviour is very common for this species and we’re sure it won’t be long before older brothers Pico and Lewis will want to hold the little one, under the watchful eye of dad of course!
Coppery Titi monkeys are native to Brazil and Peru, and live in tropical forests where they spend all of their time in the trees. They live on a diet of fruit, insects, leaves and seeds and, when sleeping, can often be seen with their tails intertwined.
On the IUCN Red list of Threatened Species, Titi monkeys are classed as Least Concern.
Pop by the Rainforest Walkthrough on your next visit and see if you can spot the latest addition to the family!