|Steffen and Casanova holding Tango|
Group 4 suffered another lose in the autumn of 2010 as Samba, Yuvinka’s oldest offspring, was killed in a dispute over mangos. The mango patch is a highly contested area for all the monkey residents of Yvaga Guazu and the neighboring chicken farm. RIP Samba. We are certainly saddened by the loss.
With death there is life and as such, the autumn of 2010 brought a new member to G4, Bachata. Bachata is doing well and is being followed regularly by Sharon Schillewaert, a very devoted Belgian research assistant. Sharon has been away over the holidays but will return soon to update us on the happenings of this group. Please stay tuned! Pics of Yuvinka and Bachata coming soon.
Titi monkeys (Genus Callicebus) are monogamous, considered to be perhaps the most monogamous of all primate species. A group or family consists of the mated pair (adult male/female or mom and dad) plus offspring. Observations in 2009, however, revealed that extra-pair copulations (adultery, cuckoldry to some) do occur in this genus. Their pair bond still remains one of the strongest in the animal kingdom.
DISCLAIMER: The behavior of these monkeys is by no means a reflection of the behavior of their namesakes. All monkeys are named after people for whom we show considerable respect and affection J
|Salsa ~ 2 years of age|