Cinnamon, a coppery titi monkey at the Denver Zoo, dies

Cinnamon, a 31-year-old coppery titi monkey at the Denver Zoo, died this week, zoo officials announced.

“We are sad to share that we said goodbye to Cinnamon,” the zoo said in a Facebook post.

One of only three coppery titi monkeys in North America zoos, Cinnamon was the eldest, according to the Denver zoo.

“Cinnamon lived with several different primate species over the years,” according to the release. “She loved grooming her companions and was fast friends with every monkey she met.”

National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore photographed Cinnamon for his Photo Ark Project.

“Loved by so many keepers over the years, Cinnamon never failed to capture the hearts of everyone she met,” zoo officials said.

In recent weeks, keepers noticed a change in Cinnamon’s health, and discovered she was in late-stage kidney failure, the zoo said. As her health and quality of life declined, zoo officials made the decision to humanely euthanize Cinnamon.

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