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Proboscis Monkey

Nasalis larvatus

Description:

The male has a huge pendulous nose and a large pot-belly, weighing in excess of 20 kg. Both male and female are covered in reddish-brown fur with grey limbs and a white tail.

Habitat:

Forests and Jungles Borneo Bako Forest is also home to approximately 275 rare proboscis monkeys, found only in Borneo. They are mostly arboreal (tree-dwelling), moving about the forest or mangroves in small groups and feeding on young leaves, shoots, sour fruits and seeds. The mangroves at Telok Assam are also a good place for viewing proboscis monkeys.

Notes:

Live on harems of 1 male and 8 females then juveniles form male harems

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2 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 5 years ago

Cool fellows. Scientific name is Nasalis larvatus.

BarbaraSing
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BarbaraSing

Singapore, Singapore

Lat: 1.40, Long: 103.79

Spotted on Oct 5, 2013
Submitted on Oct 7, 2013

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