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Blond Titi Monkey

South America

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Callicebus barbarabrownae

Endangered

Population extinction is imminent due to forest deforestation to make way for agriculture, cattle ranching, road construction, and continuing urbanisation.

The Blond Titi Monkey, also called Barbara Brown’s Titi, is a New World monkey type that can only be found in Brazil. Like other titi monkeys, it is primarily arboreal in nature with a preference for caatingas (dry desert forest environments). As a diurnal primate, it feeds on fruits, leaves, and insects up in the trees and only descends to the forest ground to drink water and to defecate.

All four limbs are used for transferring from one branch to another, even at long distances. This small but agile primate species is monogamous in nature and can form a strong bond with its offspring.