Thursday, September 11, 2014

Proboscis monkey.

You know that phrase "size does not matter" because I'm sorry, but in this case size does matter. The nose of this monkey is the characteristic feature of the species, that is why is called a proboscis or long-nosed monkey, known as the bekantan in Malay, (Nasalis larvatus). It is thought that the function of the nose is a type of sexual signal since it seems that females are set in the monkey has the largest nose.

Personally when I saw it years ago in an image of a book I found one of the most curious animals, not only for the big nose, but for what the human eye. I do not know, it reminded me of someone.

The good-natured face of these monkeys is a clear reflection of its character. They live in large groups, and although it's been some skirmishes, it is normal when we find groups of up to 80 individuals.

They are found on the island of Borneo. And its size is a means monkey; a well-developed male can reach 75 cm (30 in) in height and 22 kg (50 lb). Instead, a female reaches 60 (25 in) cm in height and can barely reach 11 or 12 kg (26 lb.

They are of a light brown, and white on the inside. A powerful vegans capable of digesting stomach leaves the indigestible trees.

Hunting and habitat loss make the proboscis monkey placed in the red zone of extinction. Since it is estimated that fewer than 7,000 individuals.