Thursday, April 16, 2009

Gray Titi Born At Lincoln Park Zoo

gray titi bornTeetering on extinction in the wilds, the Gray Titi is thriving at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo.

In the South American tropical forests of Bolivia, a rare monkey called the Gray Titi is heading for extinction. But here in Chicago at Lincoln Park Zoo the titi is thriving; just six days ago another little beauty was born.

For the last several days, everyone has been trying to get a glimpse of the new Gray Titi. The 5-day-old is clinging to its mother's neck. They don't know the name of the teeny, tiny titi.

"The baby is doing very well it's riding on it's mother's back but also we've seen it transfer to dad or the other siblings. So the whole family is there taking care of the kid," said Maureen Leahy, asst. curator of primates Lincoln Park Zoo.

The titis here at Lincoln Park are very successful. Since mom Delasol and dad Ocala were paired in 2001 they have had seven healthy babies. So tiny Titi is just one more addition to a happy family.

Story here.

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