Reed Titi

[Callicebus moloch donacophilus]

Head and body length of the reed titi ranges from 9.5 inches to 24 inches, and its tail length ranges from 10 inches to 21.5 inches. Weight ranges from 18 ounces to 26 ounces. The non-prehensile tail is well haired and sometimes tufted at the tip. The hair is long and soft. Coloration is variable; it ranges from reddish gray or yellowish through reddish brown to black on the upper parts, and is usually paler on the under parts. A light-colored collar band is sometimes present. Some Titis have a black band on the forehead, while others have a white band. These monkeys, with their harmonious colors and thick, soft fur, are attractive animals. The head is small and rounded, and the face is high and somewhat flattened.

Location: Primate & Cat



The range of the reed titi is Bolivia and Peru.


The reed titi inhabits dense tropical forests, near riverbanks, and frequently in understory vegetation.





Reed titis are arboreal and diurnal forest dwellers. They are usually found in trees at a height of 10 to 30 feet, but do descend to the ground occasionally. Each group of Titis occupy a small, well-defined, stable home range. There are regular territorial confrontations between groups where their ranges overlap. These engagements involve displays, vocalizations, and vigorous chasing, but physical fighting is rare, and never severe. Groups consist of two to seven individuals, including a strongly bonded pair of adults and their offspring. The adult male searches for food, leads group movements, and usually carries the infant when it is not being nursed by the female. There is a wide range of visual signals and vocalizations for communication. The intertwining of tails occurs frequently when two or more animals of the same group sit side by side.


Reed titi births in the wild occur from December to April. Birth weight is about 2.5 ounces, and adult weight is attained at about 10 months.

Wild Diet

Fruit, leaves, insects, small invertebrates, bird’s eggs & small vertebrates

Zoo Diet



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