Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Proboscis Monkey

We just learned about the Golden Snub Nosed Monkey.

Another type of old world monkey is the Proboscis Monkey also called nasalis larvatus.

This type of monkey has a long nose, red brown skin and a long tail.

They live mostly in mangrove forests in the southeast part of the island of Borneo.
These monkeys are over 2 feet tall, and they weigh about 50 pounds.
Their nose can grow up to 4 inches long.

Proboscis monkeys make lots of sounds like honking at younger monkeys or when they are in danger.

(from: wikipedia - proboscis monkey)

Why Do These Monkeys Have Such Outrageous Noses? - Smithsonian Channel

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