Area of zoo
Enclosure status
IUCN status
Least Concern
Scientific name
Callicebus cupreu
South America

Red titi monkey facts

Red titi monkeys live amongst the trees and rarely ever come to ground. They mate for life and the male is the main childcare provider, carrying the infant on its back, except when the mother is nursing. Tail intertwining and grooming are regular parts of titi monkey social life. Our red titi monkeys spend most of their time together huddling, grooming and entwining their tails. They also perform duets frequently (and loudly) throughout the day, so listen out for them in Rainforest Life!


Red titi monkey at Rainforest Life London Zoo

meet the monkeys

What do red titi monkeys look like? 

Like the name suggests, these monkeys are recognisable by their red, distinctly fluffy, fur. They have small ears and a small grey face, with a rather flat nose. Their tails are long but not prehensile (meaning it does not grasp or hold things).

Red titi monkey at Rainforest Life London Zoo

What do red titi monkeys eat?

Fruit, leaves, bamboo shoots and insects

ZSL wildlife conservation in the Americas

Where do red titi monkeys live?

Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia

Red titi monkey threats

Birds of prey and cats are a threat.

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Primates at London Zoo

  • Two lemurs sitting in the In with the Lemurs walk-through exhibit at London Zoo

    In with the Lemurs

    Get up closer to our ring-tailed lemurs than ever before at our In with the Lemurs exhibit

  • A wide-eyed aye-aye grips onto a log
    Daubentonia madagascariensis


    Aye-ayes use their long finger to tap on branches and listen for hollow sounds, then they use their strong front teeth to rip open the bark before reaching into the hole to pull out their prey. 

  • Alika the gorilla at Gorilla Kingdom London Zoo
    Our western lowland gorilla troop

    Gorilla kingdom

    Our 193kg western lowland gorilla silverback Kiburi and the rest of the gorilla troop.

  • Three squirrel monkeys standing on a rope and eating corn at London Zoo
    Get in with the monkeys

    Squirrel monkeys

    Meet the cheekiest monkeys in London, and watch them leap, munch and forage amidst the trees.

  • Alaotran Gentle Lemur
    Alaotran gentle lemur

    Alaotran gentle lemur

    Find out about the Alaotran gentle lemur.

  • Red-faced spider monkey at London zoo
    Ateles paniscus paniscus

    Red-faced spider monkey

    Spider monkeys have a patch of skin on their tail, almost like a palm, which helps them to grip like it's a fifth hand.