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Proboscis monkey

Nasalis larvatus

  • Their huge noses are a sign of male fitness and when they call the sound is resonated through the nose.
  • Found only on the island of Borneo.
  • They have webbed toes, an adaptation that enables them to swim long distances.
  • Called the ‘Dutch monkey’ in local language due to their large nose and pot belly.
  • They have stomachs a bit like cows, regurgitating their food only to swallow it back down for a second digestion.


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