Tiny Titi Monkey Loves Mom

A baby Bolivian gray titi monkey hangs out on mom's back at the Lincoln Park Zoo.
Christopher Bijalba, Lincoln Park Zoo

Well, hello there!

Weighing only a few ounces, an itty-bitty Bolivian gray titi (pronounced tee-tee) monkey was born at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago on August 18.

“The baby is spending most of its time nestled in the thick fur on mom’s back, but we do get a glimpse of its little face peeking up now and then,” said Maureen Leahy, the zoo’s primate curator.

That little face — we don’t know yet if it’s a boy or a girl — belongs to the ninth baby to be born to mom Delasol, 21, and dad Ocala, 15. Delasol is the oldest of her species to give birth at a North American zoo.

Titi monkeys, which are native to South America, are known for having tight-knit families. The baby’s dad and older siblings have pitched right into help Mom take care of the baby, and they are often seen perched closely together on a branch, like in the photo below.

A family of Bolivian gray titi monkeys sits together on a tree branch at the Lincoln Park Zoo.
Christopher Bijalba, Lincoln Park Zoo
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