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Bolivian gray titi monkey born at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago

April 18, 2009 |  2:47 pm

Bolivian gray titi monkey

Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo welcomed a baby Bolivian gray titi monkey April 9.  Bolivian gray titi monkeys (also called white-eared titi monkeys) in the wild live only in tropical forests in central Bolivia. 

The tiny monkeys weigh only about 2 to 3 pounds when fully grown.  They're generally monogamous and are known for their tendency to twine their tails together, resembling a braid, when sitting or sleeping in pairs. 

Bolivian gray titi monkey fathers usually take over most of the baby-carrying duties when the young monkeys are just a few days old; siblings also participate in the care of younger monkeys in the family unit.  The Lincoln Park Zoo's newest addition has six older siblings, so it's in good hands!

Another photo after the jump.

Bolivian gray titi monkey

--Lindsay Barnett

Photos: Greg Neise / AFP/Getty Images

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