Adopt a Coppery Titi Monkey for a Year

Adopt a Coppery Titi Monkey for a Year

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Coppery Titi Monkey adoption comes with:

The fee for adopting an animal is based on a 3 month contribution to provide food, heating and enclosure maintenance, animal husbandry costs and veterinary fees for your favourite animals. You will also be assisting ongoing conservation projects at Exmoor Zoo.

You will receive

  • An adopters certificate
  • A complimentary zoo admission ticket for two people to visit the zoo (value £29.90 as of 2019)
  • A name plaque in our tunnel of fame for one year
  • A photograph of your favourite animal
  • Periodic zoo news updates

Any individual Zoo Animal can be adopted, but this is limited to 4 adoptions per year (one adoption per person for each 3 months of the year - maximum of 4 per year).

If this is a gift please note this in delivery instructions and use the delivery address to send the adoption package to.

Fact File:

Coppery or red titi monkeys are small South American primates found in Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, and Colombia. They are normally inhabitants of lowland tropical and sub-tropical forests in areas subject to seasonal flooding. Coppery titis are active by day and are truly arboreal, spending all their day in the trees. Much of this time is spent feeding on a range of fruits , leaves, bamboo shoots, insects and other small animals. They are often hunted by birds of prey and feral cats.

Coppery titis live in family groups usually consisting of an adult pair and up to three generations of offspring. The adult pairs are monomorphic – having the same size and colour and monogamous – they mate for life.

The adult pair often sleep together in trees with tails intertwined, the tail cannot be used to grip as it is not prehensile.

Breeding is seasonal and normally takes place between November and March. The single youngster is born after a gestation period of 132 days and, except when the female is nursing it, is carried and cared for by the male. Young coppery titis are carried by the males until they are weaned at four months old. The youngsters will remain in the family groups for several years until they become independent.

Coppery titis are still relatively numerous across their range although like many primates they are threatened by the long term effects of deforestation, hunting for the pet trade and the bush meat trade.