Titi Monkey

Titi monkeys are one of the few nonhuman primate models that develop social attachment. Therefore, they are involved in the study of neurotransmitters and what they contribute to the biology of social attachment.  Recently, the monkeys were involved in research to develop a new technique to visualize oxytocin receptors in human brain tissue. This has led to the ability to study oxytocin receptor distribution in the brain tissue of people with autism spectrum disorder. Tiki monkeys are good models because of their biological similarities to humans.

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Titi Monkey/California, USA

Titi Monkeys

The California National Primate Research Center is home to the only active South American titi monkey breeding colonies in the world. The center has roughly one hundred titi monkeys that are housed indoors in special climate controlled buildings.

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Titi Monkey/California, USA

Baby titi monkey

This is a baby titi monkey with her father. Titi monkeys are highly social animals and live in family groups that include mother, father and baby.

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Titi Monkey/California, USA

Father caring for infant

This is a father and infant titi monkey.  These monkeys live in monogamous family groups that consist of the mother, father and offspring.  The father is the main caretaker for the infants. He brings the infant to her mother to nurse.  Infant monkeys are weaned at five months old.

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