posted on Dec, 4 2006 @ 01:51 PM
INTRODUCING THE PROBOSCIS MONKEY
THE PROBOSCIS MONKEY
The greatest concentration of wildlife in Borneo, is found near Sandakan, along the lower regions of Sabah's biggest and longest river, the
Kinabatangan. Orangutans, macaques, red and silver leaf monkeys, elephants, birds, eight species of hornbills, crocodiles, civet cats and otters are
found in this region, but the most famous and most bizarre animal is the Proboscis monkey (a primate found only in Borneo). With its huge pendulous
nose, a characteristic pot belly and strange honking sounds, it is one of the most peculiar and ugliest (or beautiful???) animals in the world. There
is only one species of the proboscis monkey, Nasalis larvatus. The distinctive physical feature from which this monkey takes its name is the long
pendulous nose of mature males. The Proboscis Monkey is found only in the coastal areas of Borneo and the Mentawai islands west of Sumatra living in
coastal mangrove swamps and riverine forests on the lower reaches of major rivers coastal and mangrove forests.
if i was the first person to see this.... i would think it was somekind of beast wouldnt you!!! look at it!
[edit on 4-12-2006 by conspiracymaster]